Cubs place RHP Yu Darvish on the 10-day disabled list … LHP Randy Rosario recalled from Triple-A Iowa
The Cubs made a rather surprising roster move just before Saturday’s game versus the Giants. The Cubs placed RHP Yu Darvish on the 10-day DL. To take Darvish’s spot on the active roster, LHP Randy Rosario was recalled from Triple-A Iowa.
Darvish was scheduled to start the finale with the Giants on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. Instead, the Cubs will have Tyler Chatwood make the start. The Cubs have not announced who will make Monday’s start against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.
Yu Darvish ended up on the disabled list with right triceps tendonitis. His trip to the DL is retroactive to May 23. It simply appears Darvish does not want to pitch at Wrigley Field as he avoids yet again playing in front of the home crowd. He has been beyond disappointing and to this point he is living up to his reputation.
Darvish, 31, is 1-3 with a 4.95 ERA (22 earned runs in 40 inning) and a 1.42 WHIP in eight starts with the Cubs this season. Darvish has allowed 24 runs, 22 earned, on 36 hits with 21 walks and 49 strikeouts.
Randy Rosario, 24, has made one appearance with the Cubs this season, tossing two scoreless innings with a pair of strikeouts during a previous stint on May 19 at Cincinnati. He has posted no record and a 0.47 ERA (one earned run in 19 1/3 innings) in 12 relief appearances with Iowa this season, walking only six batters to contribute to a 0.83 WHIP. Rosario has limited opponents to a .167 average (10-for-66), including holding left-handed batters hitless in 16 at-bats.
The southpaw made his Major League debut with Minnesota last year, allowing eight earned runs in 2.1 innings in two relief outings. In eight minor league seasons, Rosario is 18-22 with a 3.22 ERA (133 earned runs in 372 innings) in 119 outings, including 55 starts.