Cubs call-up RHP Carl Edwards Jr. from Triple-A Iowa as 26th man for doubleheader
The Cubs called up Carl Edwards Jr. to be the 26th man on the active roster for the day.
With the heavy use of the bullpen and lack of position-player options on the 40-man roster, the Cubs added a reliever to the active roster for Wednesday’s doubleheader.
Carl Edwards Jr. has appeared in 11 games, all in relief, for the I-Cubs this season. Edwards Jr. does not have a record and has finished two games. In 11 1/3 innings, Edwards Jr. has allowed three runs, all earned, on eight hits with seven walks and 18 strikeouts (2.38 ERA, 1.32 WHIP).
Last season, Edwards Jr. pitched in five games for the Cubs at the big league level. Edwards Jr. allowed three runs, two earned, on three this with three walks and four strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings (3.86 ERA, 1.28 WHIP).
Carl Edwards Jr. was 5-3 in 36 games, all in relief, between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa last season with a 2.77 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. Edwards Jr. allowed 26 hits in 55 1/3 innings with 41 walks and 75 strikeouts.