From the Wire … Cubs Call-Up LHP Zac Rosscup, DFA Dave Sappelt

According to multiple reports, the Cubs selected the contract of LHP Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa, and added him to both the 40-man roster and active roster on Tuesday afternoon.

Dave Sappelt was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Rosscup.

The Cubs also recalled catcher J.C. Boscan, RHP Justin Grimm and LHP Brooks Raley from Triple-A Iowa as part of the September call-ups. The Cubs active roster currently stands at 32 players.

The Cubs acquired LHP Zac Rosscup from the Tampa Bay Rays in the Matt Garza deal in January of 2011. Rosscup has put together a very good year and is a viable option for a second lefty reliever next season. Rosscup was 2-2 in 46 games with Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa this season with a 2.12 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. In 51 innings this year between the two levels, Rosscup struck out 83, walked 25 and gave up 36 hits.

Zac Rosscup’s Page on Baseball-Reference

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  • 07GreyDigger

    So long Sappelt. You excited us in September 2012 and then fell on your face after.

    • CubbyDenCritic

      That VMA Miley Cyrus big foam finger dance excited me!…..LOL

  • CubbyDenCritic

    Any chance Theo can sell Sappelt off to the Sabaru Lions in the Japan League?

    • TheWrongGuy

      I like this idea.

  • Ripsnorter1

    DFA Dave Sappelt?

    MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!

    Now call up Brett Jackson….

    • TheWrongGuy

      LOL not happening Rip he hasn’t proved himself better from last seasons call-up. I don’t see it happening this year. Maybe he will prove himself in winterball and 2014 Spring Training.

    • J Daniel

      Come on Rip, only 1 miracle a day! Really, this was an easy and obvious call. When he was passed over the last couple of times you knew then that they were done with him.

      • Ripsnorter1

        LOL!