The Cubs called up a pair of pitchers Monday, as Carl Edwards Jr. and Zac Rosscup were added to the team for the stretch run, per MLB.com. Edwards is the Cubs' No. 3 prospect, according to the site. He combined for a 2.77 ERA in 36 appearances in Double-A and Triple-A, with 75 strikeouts. Rosscup is 2-1 in 27 appearances with the Cubs this season.
The Cubs have optioned Zac Rosscup three days after promoting him and designated for assignment fellow reliever Brian Schlitter. Rosscup did not receive an opportunity to pitch in his latest stint with the team. Schlitter did - and that was a problem. He compiled a 7.36 ERA before his demotion in mid-June.
The Cubs continued a busy day of transactions Monday, calling up relief pitcher Zac Rosscup and second baseman Tommy La Stella to help fight the team's injury bug, per 670-AM. Rosscup will help replace the loss of bullpen stalwart Jason Motte, while LaStella will fill in at second while Addison Russell deals with a groin issue. Rosscup has appeared in 26 games this year, but has not pitched for the Cubs since going on the DL with shoulder inflammation on June 16. La Stella was the team's opening day second baseman, but appeared in just two games before being sidelined with an oblique injury.
Cubs pitcher Zac Rosscup pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save during a rehab assignment game at Double-A on Tuesday. Rosscup also struck out the side during his first rehab game. He is on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation and has not pitched since June 16.
Cubs pitcher Zac Rosscup is traveling from Arizona to Tennessee on Monday, to continue his injury rehab at Double-A. Rosscup is on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation.