Cubs recall LHP Randy Rosario from Triple-A Iowa … INF David Bote Optioned to I-Cubs
The Cubs made two roster moves prior to the regular season finale against the Braves on Thursday. In order to help the tired bullpen, LHP Randy Rosario was recalled from Triple-A Iowa. To make room on the roster for Rosario, INF David Bote was sent down to the I-Cubs.
The Cubs active roster consists of 14 pitchers (five starters, nine relievers) and 11 position players. Joe Maddon will have only three options (Kyle Schwarber, Victor Caratini and Tommy La Stella) on his bench Thursday night.
Randy Rosario, who will wear number 47, has posted no record, a 0.52 ERA (one earned run in 17 1/3 innings) and a 0.86 WHIP in 11 relief appearances with Iowa. He has walked just five batters and has limited opponents to a .167 average (10-for-60), including holding left-handed batters hitless in 15 at-bats.
Rosario, who will turn 24 on Friday, made his Major League debut with Minnesota last year, allowing eight earned runs in 2.1 innings in two relief outings (30.86 ERA, 3.00 WHIP). In eight minor league seasons, the southpaw is 18-22 with a 3.24 ERA (133 earned runs in 370 innings) and a 1.33 WHIP in 118 outings, including 55 starts.
A native of Rio San Juan, D.R., Rosario originally signed as a non-drafted free agent with the Twins in August of 2010, and was claimed off waivers by the Cubs, Nov. 3, 2017.
David Bote, 25, went 4-for-10 with a double, walk and five RBI in five games during his second stint with the Cubs. Overall, he has gone 5-for-19 (.263/.286/.386/.654) with two doubles and five RBI in eight games with Chicago this season. He has batted .333 (27-for-81) with five doubles, five homers and 16 RBI in 20 games with Iowa.