Cubs activate right-handed pitcher Trevor Cahill from 15-day disabled list
The Cubs activated RHP Trevor Cahill off of the 15-day disabled list. Cahill will start the first game of today’s day-night doubleheader against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field, serving as the club’s “26th man.”
The 28-year-old Cahill is 1-3 with two holds, a 3.07 ERA (14 earned runs 41 innings) and a 1.39 WHIP in 33 relief appearances with the Cubs this season. He has struck out 46 batters in 41 innings while limiting opponents to a .209 batting average, including a .197 mark by lefties and a .216 mark by righties. Cahill was placed on the disabled list last month with right knee patellar tendinitis. He made six rehab starts with Triple-A Iowa as part of his return, going 0-3 with a 4.58 ERA (10 earned runs in 19 2/3 innings) and a 1.88 WHIP, striking out 25 batters in 19 2/3 innings.
Since joining the Cubs on September 1, 2015, Cahill has combined to go 2-3 with four holds, a 2.79 ERA (18 earned runs in 58 innings) and a 1.20 WHIP in 44 relief outings. He has struck out 68 batters in 58 innings and held opponents to a .192 batting average.
Today marks Cahill’s first major league start since April 26, 2015 with the Atlanta Braves at the Philadelphia Phillies, a 5-4 setback.
The Cubs will have to make a roster move to reduce the roster to 25 players after Tuesday’s doubleheader.