According to a report from the Global Post, RHP Chang-Yong Lim will join the Daytona Cubs on Saturday after spending the last month with the AZL Cubs recovering from his second Tommy John Surgery. According to the report, Lim was originally scheduled to join the Iowa Cubs.
With the Triple-A All-Star break, the Cubs have decided to have him pitch every three days for the Daytona Cubs instead.
Chang-Yong Lim was targeting mid-August to be ready to pitch in the Major Leagues and is on schedule to join the Cubs by his target date according to the report.
A report in May pointed to Lim being ready to pitch in the Cubs’ system in July. Lim has pitched in five games for the AZL Cubs and allowed two runs on five hits with no walks and four strikeouts in five innings.
The Cubs signed Lim to a two-year minor league contract last off-season that reportedly included a $100,000 signing bonus. Multiple reports at the time of the signing suggested the contract could be worth $5 million if he is added to the Cubs’ 40-man roster and pitches in the big leagues. The two-year contract does not become guaranteed until the Cubs purchase his contract, until then Lim is paid the same as any other minor league player.
Chang-Yong Lim owns a career record of 11-13 in 238 games with the Yakult Swallows of the Japan Central League with a 2.09 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP. Lim and Kyuji Fujikawa battled one another for the saves title from 2008-2011.
- Report: Chang-Yong Lim Targeting a July Return
- Cubs Sign Chang-Yong Lim to Minor League Contract
- Chang-Yong Lim’s Page on Baseball-Reference