Called upon for a spot start in late September, Jake Buchanan earned a win over the Reds that may have nudged some deep league rotisserie players toward a league championship. Most likely, his contributions to the Cubs were ignored, as they largely took place at Triple-A Iowa last season. Buchanan took the ball 24 times at Triple-A -- including 22 starts -- and posted a 4.34 ERA and 1.36 WHIP while chewing up innings and serving as organizational depth. On a positive note, he kept the ball in the park in the Pacific Coast League, which is no easy feat. It remains to be seen if Buchanan will maintain a 40-man roster spot through the entire offseason, but if he remains in the Cubs' organization, he's likely to be merely a long-relief option.
Buchanan was placed on the 7-day disabled list Saturday. It's unclear what's ailing Buchanan, but he was replaced on the Triple-A roster by WIlliams Perez. Buchanan should slot back into Iowa's rotation when he returns.
Buchanan was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports. This isn't too surprising, as Buchanan accumulated a 7.65 ERA across 8.1 innings this spring. The Cubs are simply too deep in the bullpen, so the 27-year-old should see most, if not all, of his time at Triple-A Iowa in 2017.
Buchanan (illness) gave up four runs in two innings of work his last time out, allowing six hits while striking out two batters against the Brewers. Buchanan is now sporting a 7.56 ERA across 8.1 innings through spring. With the Cubs' offseason bullpen acquisitions, it seems Buchanan will spend the year in Triple-A, although he could see some major league innings if injuries take a toll on Chicago's bullpen.
Buchanan was hit with a line drive Monday and is dealing with a bruise on his upper right arm, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. This is the best-case scenario for Buchanan, who had to be removed after being hit with a comebacker. The bruise is on his throwing shoulder, so he could be held out slightly longer than expected, but he should be back within the week. He'll be considered day-to-day until the Cubs specify otherwise.
Buchanan exited Monday's game after being hit in the arm with a line drive, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. The severity of the injury is not yet known and it's unclear how long Buchanan will be held out, so consider him day-to-day until the Cubs release more about his status.
|@ GREAT AMERICAN BALL PARK||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Last 7 Games