Southpaw reliever Alex Hinshaw was designated for assignment by the Chicago Cubs Tuesday evening, clearing space on the North Siders' roster to call up right-hander Blake Parker. Hinshaw was a Cub for nine days, since Chicago claimed him on waivers from the San Diego Padres on Aug. 19.
Hinshaw, 29, made his second appearance as a Cub Monday night. He allowed three Milwaukee home runs without recording even one out. Hinshaw had recorded a 4.50 ERA in 28 innings this season before coming over from San Diego.
Parker, a 27-year-old out of the University of Arkansas, was a 2006 Cubs draftee. He debuted this May and has worked 4.1 major league innings to date, allowing three runs and registering no decisions.
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