Monday, October 25 2021

Adbert Alzolay to finish season in bullpen originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Adbert Alzolay will pitch out of the bullpen upon returning from the injured list (left hamstring strain), Cubs manager David Ross told Marquee’s Taylor McGregor Tuesday.

“He’ll come out of the ‘pen,” Ross said. “Try to control his innings out of the ‘pen, unless something changes in our rotation.”

The move to the bullpen doesn’t mean Alzolay won’t be in the mix for a starting spot next spring. Workloads for every pitcher have been a topic since spring training coming off the shortened 60-game 2020 season, especially young pitchers.

Alzolay has tossed 108 1/3 innings this season, including a recent two-inning injury rehab start with Triple-A Iowa. He threw 21 1/3 innings for the Cubs in 2020 while spending a chunk of the season at the club’s alternate site.

His career-high for a season at any level is 120 1/3, set back in 2016.

At one point this season, Alzolay looked like the best pitcher on the Cubs staff. In seven starts from April 29 to June 2, he went 4-2 with a 2.95 ERA. He struck out 41 compared to six walks in 39 2/3 innings.

In 10 starts since returning from the injured list (blister) on June 21, he’s 0-8 with a 6.47 ERA. That doesn’t include his June 7 start in which he aggravated the blister and exited after three innings.

Click here to follow the Cubs Talk Podcast.


Download MyTeams Today!

Source: Yahoo Sports


Tacko Fall agrees to one-year, non-guaranteed deal with Cavaliers, per report


Cubs vs. Twins Highlights

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Pro Sports Media

Trending Now

Braves bounce defending champs, win NL

The Braves will take on the Houston Astros in the World Series next week. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) For the first time in more than two decades, the Atlanta Braves are headed to the World Series. The Braves, thanks to another hot night from Eddie Rosario, closed out the Los Angeles Dodgers […]

Read More

Transfer news: Ricardo Pepi wanted by Liverpool, Manchester United

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Update your settings here to see it. The latest Ricardo Pepi transfer news is that the USMNT teenage sensation has requested a move from FC Dallas and European giants are lining up to sign him. Get hyped, USMNT fans. [ MORE: How to watch Premier […]

Read More

Mets takeaways in Tuesday’s 5-2 win over Marlins, including another strong outing from Marcus Stroman

Stroman home whites blue glove vs Marlins The Mets took game one of their doubleheader against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, 5-2. Here are the takeaways… 1. Marcus Stroman, in his ninth start in a doubleheader this year, faced trouble in the third, as he had runners on the corners with one out. But the […]

Read More