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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
46-35 7-3 W1
44-37 4-6 L1
32-47 3-7 L1
32-47 6-4 L1
27-51 4-6 W1

Top Brailyn Marquez News

  • Cubs' Brailyn Marquez: Game action not imminent

    Marquez is still throwing from flat ground, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Marquez was not assigned to a minor-league level to begin the 2022 season, with the focus instead being on building up his arm strength. That's still a work in progress, as general manager Jed Hoyer said that the team is hoping Marquez will be able to throw off a mound soon. Until he is able to do so, he remains relatively far from game action.

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  • Cubs' Brailyn Marquez: Building up arm strength

    Marquez is still building up arm strength in extended spring training before being assigned to the upper levels of the minors, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports.

    He was a late arrival to spring training after getting COVID-19 in the Dominican Republic. Given that Marquez missed all of 2021 with a shoulder injury, he was going to have his workload managed this season anyway, so the Cubs may not be in a rush to send him to a full-season affiliate. He should open at either Double-A or Triple-A and may have some rust to knock off.

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  • Cubs' Brailyn Marquez: Arrives at camp

    Marquez (shoulder) arrived at camp Monday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Marquez was delayed by what had been referred to as travel complications, but the young lefty disclosed Monday that it was a positive COVID-19 test that ended up setting him back. He's feeling better now and will begin a slightly belated spring buildup program.

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  • Cubs' Brailyn Marquez: Dealing with travel complications

    Manager David Ross said Monday that Marquez (shoulder) hasn't yet reported to camp due to travel complications, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Marquez didn't appear in any minor-league games in 2021, mainly due to a left shoulder strain. After the left-hander got a delayed start to spring training last year, he was unable to report to camp on time in 2022. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to join the team or how his absence will impact his availability to begin the 2022 campaign.

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  • Cubs' Brailyn Marquez: Going through throwing program

    Marquez (shoulder) is currently participating in a throwing program in Arizona, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Marquez was sidelined for the entire minor-league season, much of which was due to the shoulder injury. However, he is now expected to be ready for the start of spring training and could end up at either Double-A or Triple-A.

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  • Cubs' Brailyn Marquez: Out with shoulder strain

    Marquez has not pitched in the minors this season due to a left shoulder strain, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.

    Obviously the injury is concerning, as is the lost developmental time for Marquez, who was limited mostly to working at the alternate training site last year and was limited this spring. Marquez already came with a lot of bullpen risk due to command and consistency concerns, and now durability appears to be another concern.

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  • Cubs' Brailyn Marquez: Building up arm strength

    Marquez is in extended spring training building up arm strength, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports.

    He will head to Double-A Tennessee once his arm is ready to handle a starter's workload. Marquez, who got a cup of coffee in the majors last season, does not appear particularly close to getting back to the big leagues.

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  • Cubs' Brailyn Marquez: Sent to minors

    Marquez was optioned to Double-A Tennessee on Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Marquez had the start of his camp delayed due to the COVID-19 intake process and never really had a chance to make the Opening Day roster. Although the 22-year-old made his MLB debut last year, he's yet to throw an inning at the Double-A or Triple-A levels, so he'll start the season at the former and have the chance to work his way up.

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  • Cubs' Brailyn Marquez: Yet to throw off mound

    Marquez has yet to throw off a mound this spring, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Marquez is healthy to begin spring training, but his start to camp was delayed due to the intake protocol process. Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy said that the southpaw is playing catch and building up arm strength as he works up to full speed. Marquez could compete for the Cubs' open rotation spot this spring once he's healthy, but the 22-year-old will likely start the season in the minors due to his lack of experience against upper-level competition.

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  • Cubs' Brailyn Marquez: In the mix for rotation spot

    Marquez is one of several players who will vie for an open rotation spot with the Cubs this spring, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    The talented 22-year-old made his MLB debut in the last game of the 2020 regular season, pitching two-thirds of an inning out of the bullpen. Since then, the Cubs have parted ways with Yu Darvish, Jon Lester, Jose Quintana and Tyler Chatwood. Kyle Hendricks and Alec Mills return and will occupy rotation spots, while offseason additions Zach Davies and Jake Arrieta should also start. That leaves the fifth spot, and Marquez certainly has the talent to grab the role and run with it. However, the lefty has yet to pitch in the Double- or Triple-A levels, so the organization will likely get him more experience in the minors this season.

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  • Cubs' Brailyn Marquez: Left off roster for wild card round

    Marquez isn't included on the Cubs' 28-man roster for the team's NL Wild Card Series with the Marlins that begins Wednesday, Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    The 21-year-old lefty made his MLB debut on the final day of the regular season Sunday against the White Sox, giving up five runs on two hits and three walks while recording only two outs. He'll cede his spot on the roster to utility man Ildemaro Vargas (hamstring), who was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.

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  • Cubs' Brailyn Marquez: Hit hard in MLB debut

    Marquez allowed five earned runs on two hits and three walks while retiring just two batters in Sunday's 10-8 win over the White Sox.

    Thankfully for the Cubs, they built a 10-1 lead before Marquez entered in the eighth inning, as the lefty struggled mightily in his MLB debut. The 21-year-old will be a part of the Cubs' 40-man playoff roster, though it doesn't necessarily mean he'll appear in any games. Marquez certainly has the stuff to be effective, but he hadn't pitched above High-A before Sunday, so there would be plenty of risk in using him in the playoffs.

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  • Cubs' Brailyn Marquez: Gets final-day callup

    Marquez was called up by the Cubs on Sunday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    This is a fairly significant win-now move by the Cubs adding their top pitching prospect ahead of the postseason. Adbert Alzolay is scheduled to start Sunday's regular-season finale, but Marquez could end up making his debut out of the bullpen. The lefty has an electric fastball and a plus slider, both of which should play right away against big-league hitters.

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  • Cubs' Brailyn Marquez: To be on playoff 40-man roster

    Marquez will be a part of the Cubs' 40-man playoff roster, Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Many top prospects are getting this distinction, but it doesn't necessarily mean we will see them playing in games. At the very least, Marquez, the Cubs' top pitching prospect, will get to travel with the big leaguers during the postseason. He throws as hard as any Cubs pitcher and is a lefty to boot, so it's possible he could see game action as a reliever.

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  • Cubs' Brailyn Marquez: Could be bullpen option

    Marquez is an option to fill a bullpen role for the stretch run with Rowan Wick (oblique) possibly done for the season, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.

    Wick was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, and the Cubs activated Andrew Chafin (finger) to take the spot, but Marquez could still get a look. The 21-year-old has the type of swing-and-miss stuff from the left side that could make an impact during the stretch run and into the playoffs, though he's yet to appear in a game above the High-A level, so his learning curve would be pretty steep. For now, Chicago has Chafin, Rex Brothers, Kyle Ryan and Josh Osich as left-handed bullpen options, but none have been particularly effective this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Age: 23
Bats/Throws: L, L