In a relatively surprising development out of Chicago, the Cubs will choose Carl Edwards Jr. to Triple-A Iowa, by Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun Times ( via Twitter ). Meanwhile, Mike Montgomery has been put on the damaged list with a left-lat. ESPN's Jesse Rogers ( via Twitter ), who also announced Edwards Jr. at ESPN 1000 this morning and MLB.com's Jordan Bastian ( Twitter link ). Bastian was among them to report that the club has promoted lefty Kyle Ryan and selected Allen Webster from AAA Iowa. Righty Jen-Ho Tseng was appointed to make room for Webster at 40.
Edwards decline, but not quite out of character, took a sudden decline this season after he was anchored himself as a key piece by Joe Maddon's bullpen since 2016. Edwards Jr. Has no doubt wipeout things, but he has long struggled with the loss of command in stretches, never more evident than in the early stages of this season. In four appearances spanning only 1 2/3 innings, Edwards has surrendered 6 earned races, 2 home ground and 5 times (32.40 ERA). Nevertheless, the movement has to come as something of a shock to the system of "Stringbean Sling", which on average has 66 looks per. Season in the last two seasons with a 2.81 ERA and 12.2 K / 9 to 5.3 BB / 9.  When Cubs lost six consecutively after a victory on the opening day, there were obvious changes in the north sides. Edwards & # 39; had an option left, which could be a consideration here as the only other jug of staff with remaining options is lefty Randy Rosario (1) and starts Kyle Hendricks (3). Hendricks obviously goes nowhere, while Rosario has been one of the few strikers from Cub's pens so far this season.
Meanwhile, Montgomery has also struggled through the first week of the season, appearing four times with a 16.88 ERA over 2 2/3 work stakes. He has been an important swingman for the Cubs over the past three seasons appearing in 82 games, of which 33 start since his acquisition from Seattle in mid-2016. As you may remember, Montgomery Edwards Jr. to get the rescue in game 19 of the Cubs World Series winner in Cleveland – his first career hazard.
Webster, 29, was a former top spectrum in the Dodgers and Red Sox organizations and was a key figure in the blockbuster call-off package that sent Adrian Gonzalez Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett ] to Los Angeles in August 2012. He fought fiercely in Boston with both arsenal and command and was quickly sent to Arizona, where the problems worsen. The previous 18 rounds have been a recycling project in the Chicago farm since last spring, and the club will hope he can recover his form a long time ago.
Ryan, 27, has appeared in 86 big-league games with the tigers since his debut in 2014, posting a 3.87 ERA / 4.29 FIP / 4.50 xFIP over 128 innings. He rarely misses a bat, having only knocked out 4.92 men per. Nine since its debut, but is typically thrilled to keep the ball out of the air (54% career balance). Ryan has been far more effective against leftist (3.39 FIP against) than righties (4.76 opponents FIP) in his four-year career so far.
Tseng, a 24-year-old righty who appeared in three games for Chicago over the past two seasons, was hammered into 24 starts in Iowa last season (6.27 ERA / 5.13 FIP).