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Minor moves roundup: Anthony Varvaro, Luis Jimenez, Tyler Colvin

A roundup of some minor moves made on Sunday.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Sundays are usually quiet in terms of transactions, but that hasn't stopped teams from making a few moves so far today. Here's a quick roundup:

Cubs claim Anthony Varvaro off waivers from Red Sox

The Cubs have reliever Anthony Varvaro off waivers from the Red Sox, according to a club announcement. The 30-year old will join the team's major-league bullpen as a middle reliever, slotting in in front of late-inning arms Jason Motte and Hector Rondon.

Varvaro, who was originally acquired by Boston over the winter, allowed five earned runs in eleven innings to open the season for the Sox. He was cut as part of a series of roster moves by the Red Sox that included the promotions of younger arms Tommy Layne and Dalier Hinojosa earlier in the week.

Varvaro has been an effective bullpen piece throughout six major-league seasons with the Mariners (2010), Braves (2011-2014) and Red Sox (2015), posting a lifetime 3.23 ERA in 166 games. He posted a 2.63 ERA in 61 games with Atlanta last season.

Red Sox claim Luis Jimenez off waivers from Brewers

Boston added some infield depth off the waiver wire on Sunday, adding Luis Jimenez on a waiver claim from the Brewers. Jimenez was designated for assignment for Milwaukee earlier in the week after struggling to a 1-for-15 start to the season.

Jimenez, 27, is primarily a third baseman, though he has experience at all four infield positions throughout his short major league career. Boston is currently using Brock Holt as its backup infielder at every position, so Jimenez will provide some more depth behind Dustin Pedroia, Xander Bogaerts and Pablo Sandoval.

In 67 major-league games with the Angels (2013-2014) and Brewers (2015), Jimenez is a lifetime .218/.255/.269 hitter with seven RBI.

White Sox sign Tyler Colvin to minor-league deal

The White Sox signed Tyler Colvin to a minor-league deal and assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte, according to an announcement from their minor affiliate. Colvin spent spring training with the Marlins, but opted out in April and hit free agency after not making Miami's major-league team out of spring training.

Colvin, who has spent parts of six seasons in the minors, will provide outfield depth for the White Sox, likely serving as a candidate to be called up in case of injury or lack of productivity. The 29-year old has hit .239/.287/.446 in 441 major-league games with the Cubs, Rockies and Giants organizations.