Cubs claim Gamel off waivers

The Chicago Cubs have claimed infielder Mat Gamel off waivers

from the Milwaukee Brewers.

The 28-year-old Gamel missed this season because of a torn

anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He batted .229 with

six home runs and 29 RBIs over parts of five seasons with the

Brewers from 2008 to 2012.

The Cubs announced the move on Thursday.