Edwards (3-2) took the loss in Sunday's 10-6 decision to the Padres, allowing a single run in an inning of work. He gave up a hit and a walk while striking out one. Edwards started the eighth inning strongly by retiring the first two hitters. He then walked Travis Jankowski, who proceeded to steal second and come around to score on a Cory Spangenberg double. Edwards still has a solid 2.80 ERA this season with 53 strikeouts in 35.1 innings of work.
Edwards (3-1) picked up the win Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, striking out two in a pair of scoreless innings. Edwards was a very effective bridge between starter Jon Lester and temporary closer Pedro Strop, striking out all six batters he faced. The 26-year-old continues his strong season, recording a 2.84 ERA and an excellent 14.2 K/9, though he's yet to record a save, even with closer Brandon Morrow making multiple trips to the disabled list.
Edwards was activated off the paternity list Monday. The All-Star break means that Edwards ended up missing just a pair of games. He'll return to a high-leverage role in the Cubs' bullpen following the break. Rob Zastryzny was optioned in a corresponding move.
Edwards (shoulder), who was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list before Friday's game, struck out the only hitter he faced in a loss to the Reds. Edwards got the call in the seventh inning against Adam Duvall and he made quick work of the outfielder on four pitches. He threw four fastballs clocked around 95 mph, which is right about where he's sat the last three seasons, so it appears he's fully recovered from the shoulder inflammation that had kept him out since late May. Expect the Cubs to increase his workload gradually moving forward.
Edwards (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Friday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. As expected, Edwards will be available out of the Cubs' bullpen for Friday's series opener versus Cincinnati. He appeared in a pair of minor-league rehab games earlier this week, and didn't experience any physical problems during either outing. Across 25 innings, he's posted a 2.88 ERA and 40:12 K:BB this year.