Warren will return to the Cubs' bullpen, but could make another spot start if need be, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. Although Warren allowed just one run across five innings in his single start this season, the Cubs plan to have him return to his usual role as a reliever for the time being. Despite a solid performance in his recent spot start, Warren's numbers this season have been subpar. When pitching as a reliever, Warren has a 6.51 ERA and 1.59 WHIP.
Making his first big league start of the season, Warren tossed five innings, allowing just one run while scattering three hits and striking out six Wednesday against the Reds. He did not factor in the decision. Warren was called up from Triple-A Iowa to give the Chicago rotation extra rest with a spot start, and did a fine job, leaving the game with a 3-1 lead. Despite limiting the Reds to three hits and not issuing a free pass, Warren's pitch count was at 93 after five frames and Manager Joe Maddon was content enough not to push the issue with the 28-year-old. Warren makes for a decent streamer if he's ever called on to make another spot start this season.
Warren will be recalled from Triple-A Iowa Wednesday, Jesse Rogers of ESPNChicago.com reports. Warren is expected to start Chicago's game on Wednesday against the Reds. This would be Warren's first MLB start of the season, but he's started two games while at Iowa, allowing four earned runs in 8.2 innings across the two outings.
Warren will start Wednesday against the Reds, Carrie Muskrat of MLB.com reports. Warren will make a spot start in order to give their rotation a day of rest. This will be his first ever start with the Cubs. In his two starts with Triple-A Iowa, he's posted a 4.15 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over 8.2 innings.
Warren will be called up to start Wednesday against Cincinnati, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports. Warren was sent down to Triple-A Iowa to stretch out as a starter. Though he's made two starts with Iowa, Wednesday's start will be his first with the Cubs.