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83-79 5-5 W1
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2021 Pitching

STATS IP
Innings Pitched
W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 125.2 5 13 4.58 128 34

Top Adbert Alzolay News

  • Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Continues scoreless streak

    Alzolay pitched two scoreless innings in Friday's loss to the Cardinals. He allowed a hit and a walk while striking out two.

    Alzolay now has a modest streak of three straight scoreless appearances out of the bullpen, a span that covers 6.2 innings. The righty has lowered his ERA to 4.58 in the process and has looked like someone who could be a valuable option in long relief. However, there's still a decent chance Alzolay works back into the rotation next season, as the Cubs have some question marks behind staff ace Kyle Hendricks.

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  • Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Looks sharp Sunday

    Alzolay pitched 3.2 scoreless innings of relief in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. He allowed two hits and a walk while striking out three.

    Keegan Thompson got the start but was limited to just three innings of work in his second game back from the injured list. That opened the middle innings up for Alzolay, and the righty looked good against a red-hot St. Louis lineup, notching his second straight scoreless appearance. Alzolay should continue to work in relief for the Cubs to close out the season, though he's an option for the rotation next year depending on what moves the organization makes in the offseason.

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  • Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Picks up win

    Alzolay (5-13) allowed just one hit and struck out two over 1.2 scoreless innings as he earned the win over the Pirates on Sunday.

    Alzolay entered in the sixth with two men on and one out. He started out a little rocky after allowing both runners to be in scoring position on a passed ball before allowing Brian Reynolds to score on an infield single to give the Pirates an 8-7 advantage. The 26-year-old would settle in thereafter to retire the next five guys he faced. The Cubs would take the lead for good in the bottom of the seventh off a Frank Schwindel grand slam to give Alozolay his first win since June 2. Alzolay has now picked up a save and a win over 5.2 innings in two appearances out of the bullpen since being reinstated from the injured list Sept. 1. He now sits at a 4.90 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 114:32 K:BB over 112 innings.

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  • Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Earns first MLB save

    Alzolay pitched four scoreless innings of relief and earned the save in Wednesday's win over the Twins. He allowed one hit and struck out five.

    Alzolay followed Justin Steele, who pitched five innings, and the two combined to limit the Twins to just two hits and no runs. This was the first career MLB save for Alzolay, and the 26-year-old could potentially see more save opportunities, as he's slated to pitch out of the bullpen the rest of the season to manage his workload. However, he's more likely to simply soak up innings in a middle-relief role, so his fantasy value may be sporadic.

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  • Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Reinstated by Cubs

    Alzolay (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Alzolay has pitched exclusively as a starter to begin the year, but he'll move to a bullpen role in an attempt to manage his workload during the final month of the season. The 26-year-old missed just over two weeks due to a left hamstring strain but made a relief appearance at Triple-A Iowa on Aug. 25 and allowed four runs on three hits and a walk while striking out three in two innings.

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  • Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Preparing for bullpen role

    Cubs manager David Ross said Tuesday that Alzolay (hamstring) will serve as a reliever once he's reinstated from the 10-day injured list, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network reports. "Try to control his innings out of the pen, unless something changes in our rotation," Ross said of his plans for Alzolay for the rest of the season.

    Before a left hamstring strain sent him to the IL on Aug. 14, Alzolay had already tallied 106.1 innings on the season, an increase of 85 innings from his 2020 total. With little at stake for the non-contending Cubs over the final month of the season, limiting the 26-year-old's workload makes sense. Even though he faded in his six starts out of the All-Star break with a 6.52 ERA and 1.52 WHIP, Alzolay's solid first-half numbers (4.66 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 9.4 K/9) are probably enough to keep his spot in the rotation fairly secure heading into 2022.

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  • Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Throwing bullpen Saturday

    Alzolay (hamstring) will throw a bullpen session Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Alzolay made his first rehab appearance at Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday and allowed four runs on three hits and a walk while striking out three in two innings. The Cubs are expected to determine the next steps in the right-hander's recovery based on how he performs during Friday's throwing session.

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  • Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Making rehab start Wednesday

    Alzolay (hamstring) is scheduled to make a rehab start with Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Alzolay is set to throw about three innings in his first rehab outing, and he'll be evaluated afterward to make sure there's no soreness in his hamstring. The right-hander has been on the shelf since Aug. 14 with a hamstring strain, and he'll likely need at least one more rehab start after Wednesday's before rejoining the big-league rotation.

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  • Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Next steps unclear

    Alzolay (hamstring) could make a rehab appearance for Triple-A Iowa this week, though the Cubs have yet to fully decide on their plans for him, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Alzolay is eligible to return from the 10-day injured list, but it looks as though he's not quite ready to do so. He resumed playing catch two days after landing on the injured list and advanced to agility work the following day and a bullpen session the day after that, so it doesn't seem as though his hamstring strain is a serious one, but the rebuilding Cubs have little reason not to be cautious given their place in the standings.

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  • Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Throws another bullpen

    Alzolay (hamstring) threw another successful bullpen session Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Alzolay has been out for a week while dealing with a strained left hamstring, but the issue appears to be a minor one. He played catch just two days after landing on the injured list and quickly advanced to agility work. He's now thrown multiple bullpen sessions. A return Monday against the Rockies after a minimum-length absence appears to be in play.

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  • Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Goes through agility work

    Alzolay (hamstring) did some light jogging and agility work Tuesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Alzolay hit the injured list with a strained left hamstring Saturday, but he's already making encouraging progress. He played catch Monday before testing his hamstring more directly Tuesday. Whether or not he'll return after the minimum 10 days remains to be seen.

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  • Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Tosses light bullpen

    Alzolay (hamstring) threw a light bullpen session Wednesday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Alzolay has continued to participate in light activities since he landed on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain Saturday, and he was able to slightly increase his throwing intensity by playing long toss and doing some mound work Wednesday. Right-hander Adrian Sampson will take his place in the rotation Wednesday against the Reds, but manager David Ross is hopeful that Alzolay will be able to return after a minimum stay on the injured list.

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  • Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Plays catch

    Alzolay (hamstring) played catch Monday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Alzolay exited his previous start Friday against the Marlins with a left hamstring strain. His expected return date remains unclear, but the fact that he's throwing again in some capacity just three days later certainly appears to be a good sign.

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  • Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Exits with trainer

    Alzolay was removed from Friday's start against the Marlins in the second inning with an apparent injury, Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Alzolay allowed a run in the first inning Friday then gave up a grand slam in the second before he was visited by a trainer and immediately removed from the game. In total, the right-hander gave up six runs on five hits and a walk while striking out one in 1.1 innings. The nature and severity of the injury aren't yet clear.

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  • Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Dealing with hamstring injury

    Alzolay was diagnosed with left hamstring tightness after he was removed from Friday's start against the Marlins, Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Alzolay exited Friday's contest with a trainer in the bottom of the second inning, but it's not yet clear whether the hamstring issue will force him to miss additional time. If the right-hander is able to make his next turn through the rotation, he tentatively lines up to start on the road against Cincinnati on Wednesday.

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  • Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Lands on IL

    The Cubs placed Alzolay on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a left hamstring strain, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports.

    The strain is considered minor, but it shortened his poor outing Friday, when he allowed six runs on five hits and a walk in 1.1 innings. It's unclear how many starts Alzolay will miss while his hamstring recovers. Trevor Megill was recalled from Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move Saturday.

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  • Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Unlucky loss against White Sox

    Alzolay (4-12) was tagged with the loss Saturday against the White Sox after allowing two runs on six hits while fanning seven across 6.2 innings.

    Alzolay suffered his 12th loss of the season, but he notched a quality start in the process and also ended a run of three straight outings allowing at least three earned runs. The 26-year-old right-hander has a 4.71 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP and is tentatively scheduled to make his next start Thursday at home against the Brewers.

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  • Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Gets no-decision Sunday

    Alzolay allowed four runs across five innings and did not factor into the decision Sunday against the Nationals. He gave up seven hits and four walks while striking out four.

    Alzolay managed to avoid his 12th loss of the season but continued a run of mediocre starts, as he hasn't earned a win since June 2. Over his last nine outings, he has a 1.51 WHIP and has allowed either three or four earned runs eight times. The 26-year-old isn't getting shelled but hasn't dominated hitters in a while, either. Alzolay will carry a 4.85 ERA into his next scheduled start Saturday against the crosstown White Sox.

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  • Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Handed 11th loss

    Alzolay (4-11) allowed four runs across five innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Reds. He gave up seven hits and no walks while striking out four.

    For the second straight start, Alzolay was done in by home runs. He allowed three runs on two long balls his last time out and followed that up by allowing three solo bombs Tuesday. Alzolay has now given up 23 home runs in 93.1 innings this season after allowing just a single homer in 2020, albeit in only 21.1 innings. The 26-year-old has pitched decently for the Cubs at times, but he's going to struggle to find consistent success if he can't keep the ball in the yard. Alzolay will look to get back on track in his next scheduled start Sunday against the Nationals.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 208 lbs
Birthplace: San Felix, Venezuela
Age: 26
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R