Wieck (chest) could benefit from the delay due to the coronavirus pandemic as it allows him more time to get ready for the start of the regular season, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Wieck underwent a procedure for an irregular heartbeat in February and might not have been ready for the normal start to the regular season. However, with that start date now up in the air, Wieck could potentially be ready to go whenever play resumes. The lefty was playing catch prior to the delay and was nearing a return to mound work. He'll likely need some time facing live hitters before he's able to officially join the team, but he figures to help the bullpen sooner rather than later.
Wieck (chest) is expected to build up to throwing off flat ground from 120 feet within the next few days, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Wieck was away from the Cubs for a good portion of camp after requiring a heart procedure in late February, but he's since receive clearance to rejoin the team and resume activity. Because of the time he missed, Wieck is still in the process of getting his arm conditioned for game action, so he has yet to step back on a mound. The Cubs anticipate that he'll be ready for a bullpen session once he throws from 120 feet on back-to-back days.
Wieck (heart) played catch Monday and will continue to throw off flat ground throughout the week, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Wieck's spring preparation has been delayed by the discovery of an abnormal heartbeat in early February. He'll have a follow-up visit with a cardiologist Monday. He hopes to get back on a mound soon, but time is getting tight for him to be ready to pitch by Opening Day.
Wieck rejoined the Cubs in Arizona on Wednesday but will remain out through at least next week after he was diagnosed with an abnormal heartbeat during a pre-spring physical, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Wieck had been away from the team for most of spring training, but it wasn't until Thursday that a reason for his absence became known. After he was informed of the heart issue, Wieck underwent a cardiac ablation Monday and was recommended to rest and rehab for the next week before the Cubs evaluate him for a potential return. Even if he's cleared to resume a throwing program next week, Wieck would still need some extra time to build up his arm due to the workouts he's previously missed. The lefty is far from a lock to earn a spot in the Cubs' Opening Day bullpen.
Wieck left the Cubs earlier in spring training but plans to rejoin the team later this week, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Heading into Wednesday's game against the Royals, Wieck was one of only three relievers on the Cubs' 40-man roster who had yet to appear during the Cactus League. The team hasn't provided a reason behind Wieck's absence, but assuming he's back by the end of the week, he should still have enough time to stake his claim to a spot in the Cubs' Opening Day bullpen.
Wieck (2-2) struck out the only batter he faced to earn the win against the Cardinals on Friday.
Wieck needed only six pitches to send Jose Martinez back to the dugout. He then became the pitcher of record when the Cubs exploded for a seven-run seventh inning. The southpaw has posted a 5.19 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 34.2 innings between the Padres and Cubs this year, but he's only allowed two runs in 13 appearances since joining the Cubs.
Wieck was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Sunday.
Wieck was acquired by the Cubs from the Padres at July's trade deadline and is set to make his debut with his new team after allowing one run on four hits over 5.2 innings for Iowa. The southpaw struggled in 30 outings for the Friars before the trade with a 6.57 ERA and 1.42 WHIP over 24.2 frames.
Wieck was traded from the Padres to the Cubs in exchange for Carl Edwards Jr., Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Wieck has bounced between the majors and minors this season, compiling a 6.11 ERA and 34:6 K:BB in 17.2 innings with Triple-A El Paso while notching a similar 6.57 ERA and 31:9 K:BB in 24.2 innings with the big club. He figures to report to Triple-A Iowa for now.
Wieck was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Thursday.
Wieck made seven appearances in his latest stint with the Padres, tossing six innings and allowing five runs (four earned). His season ERA now sits at 6.57 after 24.2 innings of work.
Wieck was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Sunday.
Wieck was sent to El Paso on June 5 but didn't have to wait long before making his way back to the majors. The 27-year-old has struggled with a 6.75 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 34:6 K:BB through 18.2 innings with San Diego this year.
Wieck was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday.
Wieck owns a poor 6.75 ERA in 18.2 frames for the Padres this season, though his 23:6 K:BB is strong. He'll head to the minors with Miguel Diaz (knee) activated from the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Wieck was called up by the Padres on Monday, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
Wieck missed out on the Padres' final bullpen spot at the end of camp but didn't have to wait long for his chance to return. He'll take the spot of Aaron Loup, who was placed on the injured list with a left elbow strain in a corresponding move.
Wieck was optioned to Triple-A El Paso, Bill Center of MLB.com reports.
Wieck was the odd man out in the race for the last bullpen spot. He will serve as organizational depth at Triple-A.
Wieck (illness) allowed one run on two hits in one inning of work Friday against the Rockies. He struck out three.
Wieck, who had surgery to treat testicular cancer before spring training, looked sharp in his Cactus League debut. It's still unclear if he'll have enough time to get ready for the start of the season, but the southpaw is certainly trending in the right direction.
Wieck threw a successful up-and-down session Saturday.
Wieck, who had surgery to treat testicular cancer before spring training, is nearing a return to game action. The southpaw is set to throw a simulated game in a controlled environment, and if everything goes off without a hitch, he could be cleared to make his Cactus League debut.
Wieck will throw a bullpen session Tuesday for the first time since undergoing surgery for testicular cancer, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
If Wieck's spring is able to proceed normally from here, he'll have enough time to compete for an Opening Day bullpen spot. The lefty recorded an excellent 1.29 ERA and 10:0 K:BB in a seven-inning debut season last year, giving him at least an outside shot to claim a role under normal circumstances.
Wieck underwent surgery for testicular cancer and is expected to spend most of spring training recovering, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
Wieck broke into the big leagues last season, impressing with a 10:0 K:BB and just one earned run in seven innings, giving him a chance to break camp as a lefty reliever. Missing most of spring training will hurt his chances, though his long-term health is obviously the most important thing for him and the team.
Wieck was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday.
Wieck will get his first taste of the majors after El Paso was knocked out of the PCL playoffs over the weekend. The 26-year-old southpaw, who was added to the team's 40-man roster in the offseason to protect him from the Rule 5 draft, impressed during his time on the farm this season, posting 2.53 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 70:17 K:BB across 46.1 innings split between Double-A San Antonio and El Paso.
The Padres optioned Wieck to Triple-A El Paso on Sunday.
Wieck was added to the Padres' 40-man roster over the winter following a season in which he held opposing batters to a .221 average over 38.2 innings across three levels. The 26-year-old will presumably fill a key role in the El Paso bullpen for the bulk of the upcoming campaign and could earn a look from the Padres at some point if the club is in need of another lefty reliever.
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|2015||AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps||10.1||2||2||0||2||0||0||12||3||8||2.67||1.089|
|2015||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||57.0||11||11||0||2||6||0||53||26||61||5.21||1.526|
|2015||AFX-Savannah Sand Gnats||56.0||10||10||0||3||5||0||74||21||54||3.21||1.339|
|2016||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||41.0||26||0||0||3||1||1||62||16||34||1.54||1.220|
|2016||AA-San Antonio Missions||20.1||15||0||0||1||0||0||31||8||10||0.45||0.895|
|2017||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||7.0||9||0||0||0||0||0||8||10||11||10.29||3.000|
|2017||AA-San Antonio Missions||30.2||31||0||0||2||1||7||51||13||21||2.68||1.126|
|2017||R-AZL Padres 2||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0.00||0.000|
|2018||AAX-San Antonio Missions||28.0||27||0||0||1||2||10||36||8||20||1.93||1.000|
|2018||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||18.1||17||0||0||3||0||2||34||9||16||3.48||1.381|
|2019||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||17.2||14||0||0||1||1||2||34||6||16||6.28||1.279|