Warren struck out three and earned his second win of the season with two perfect innings against the Brewers on Tuesday. Warren, acquired from the Yankees in the Starlin Castro deal during the offseason, has made seven appearances this season and has given up just two hits and one unearned run.
Warren made his Cubs debut Saturday, throwing 1.1 scoreless innings against Arizona. Warren retired all four batters he faced Saturday and earned his first hold in the process. Though he'd be a candidate to be a spot starter should the Cubs need one this year, he'll mostly be used a setup man for closer Hector Rondon.
Warren threw two scoreless innings against the Rockies on Wednesday While Warren has given up six runs (four earned) and nine hits in his nine innings this spring, his 6:0 K:BB is worth noting. He'll likely be the first choice if the Cubs need a spot start this year, but will otherwise be a key part of the bullpen.
Warren struck out two in a three-inning stint of a split-squad loss to the Dodgers on Saturday. Warren gave up two hits - including a solo shot to Austin Barnes - and did little to hurt his chances at winning a spot in the rotation. He's still more likely to be a long reliever and spot starter this year, but he should be a valuable part of the Cubs' pitching staff regardless of where he ends up.
Warren pitched two innings in his Cubs debut Sunday against Arizona. Warren started and gave up two runs in the first inning before retiring the side in order in the second inning. He's in the race for the fifth starter, but he'll make the team regardless of whether or not he lands the role.
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