The Cubs recalled RHP Carl Edwards Jr. and LHP Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa. Edwards Jr. will wear No. 6 and is expected at Busch Stadium before first pitch on Monday.
The Cubs active roster now stands at 32 players, 16 pitchers (five starters, 11 relievers) and 16 position players.
Carl Edwards Jr. started the season with Double-A Tennessee and made 13 appearances out of the Smokies’ bullpen. Edwards Jr. was 2-2 with a 2.66 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. Edwards Jr. saved four games and allowed 12 runs, seven earned, on 11 hits with 17 walks and 36 strikeouts in 23 2/3 innings.
After his promotion to Iowa, Edwards Jr. was 3-1 in 23 games with a 2.84 ERA and 1.23 WHIP. Edwards Jr. saved two games. In 31 2/3 innings, he allowed 11 runs, 10 earned, on 11 hits with 24 walks and 39 strikeouts.
For the season, Carl Edwards Jr. was 5-3 in 36 games between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa with six saves. Edwards Jr. gave up 23 runs, 17 earned, on 26 hits with 41 walks and 75 strikeouts (2.77 ERA, 1.21 WHIP).
Carl Edwards Jr. joined the Cubs with RHP Justin Grimm and RHP Neil Ramirez and INF Mike Olt in the trade that sent pitcher Matt Garza to Texas in 2013. He was originally selected by the Rangers in the 48th round of the 2011 Draft out of Prosperity, South Carolina. Edwards Jr. is 19-10 with six saves and a 2.03 ERA (66 earned runs in 292 1/3 innings) in 86 career appearances, 49 as a starter, in four pro seasons. He has struck out 369 batters in 292 1/3 innings pitched.
Zac Rosscup was optioned to Iowa on Aug. 28 to make room on the active roster for RHP Fernando Rodney. Rosscup had been recalled four days earlier when Jason Motte landed on the DL. Rosscup made one appearance before he was sent out.
In between stints on the disabled list, Rosscup was 2-1 in 27 games for the Iowa Cubs this season with a 4.18 ERA and 1.39 WHIP (11 runs, 22 hits, 11 walks, 25 strikeouts in 23 2/3 innings).
In 27 appearances out of the Cubs’ pen this season, Rosscup is 2-1 with a 4.18 ERA and 1.39 WHIP.
Zac Rosscup is 3-1 in 55 big league games with a 5.36 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 4.84 FIP.