Alzolay was placed on the 7-day injured list Friday with right biceps inflammation, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Alzolay was bothered by the issue during Wednesday's start, and the Cubs have elected to exercise caution by placing him on the shelf. He'll be eligible to return July 26.
Alzolay (bicep) has been dealing with inflammation in his right bicep, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Alzolay was forced to leave his start Wednesday after just 3.2 innings. Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports that Alzolay claims his arm just "didn't feel right." The young right-hander will need some extra rest, but could see a return to the mound soon.
Alzolay exited his start with Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday due to "slight biceps soreness," Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports. Alzolay allowed five runs prior to exiting in the bottom of the fourth inning with the injury. While the issue doesn't appear to be overly serious, the Cubs will likely proceed cautiously with the 24-year-old. It remains to be seen whether Alzolay will be forced to miss a start due to the injury.
Alzolay was removed from Wednesday's start for Triple-A Iowa with an apparent injury, Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports. Alzolay allowed five runs -- including two homers -- before leaving the game during the bottom of the fourth inning. The 24-year-old exited the field accompanied by the athletic trainer and the specifics of the issue remain unclear.
Alzolay was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Alzolay was lit up in Monday's series opener against the Pirates, allowing seven runs on 10 hits before getting yanked with two outs in the third inning, so this move wasn't unexpected, especially given the return of Kyle Hendricks (shoulder) from the injured list. Alzolay posted a 7.15 ERA and struck out 12 over 11.1 frames in three appearances with Chicago.