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Cubs Acquire Giants OF Cole Gillespie

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Cole Gillespie #2 of the San Francisco Giants bats against the Los Angeles Angels during the spring training game at Tempe Diablo Stadium on February 27, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Cole Gillespie #2 of the San Francisco Giants bats against the Los Angeles Angels during the spring training game at Tempe Diablo Stadium on February 27, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have added outfielder Cole Gillespie to their roster and designated reliever Henry Rodriguez for assignment.

The Cubs claimed Gillespie off waivers from San Francisco on Saturday. The 29-year-old Gillespie was hitless in nine at-bats over three games with the Giants before he was designated for assignment on Tuesday.

The righty-hitting Gillespie probably will draw most of his playing time when there is a left-hander on the mound. He is a .218 hitter in 53 games over parts of three seasons with the Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Gillespie was available for Sunday night’s game against St. Louis.

Rodriguez was acquired in a trade with Washington on June 11. The 26-year-old right-hander had no record and a 4.50 ERA in five appearances for the Cubs.

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