Cubs activate RHP Brandon Morrow from 10-day DL … RHP Cory Mazzoni optioned to Triple-A Iowa
As expected, the Cubs activated RHP Brandon Morrow from the 10-day disabled list prior to Wednesday’s game at Dodger Stadium. To make room on the active roster, RHP Cory Mazzoni was sent back to Iowa.
Brandon Morrow, 33, landed on the disabled list June 20 (retro to June 17) with lower back tightness. In his first season with the Cubs, he has no record, 16 saves and a 1.59 ERA (four earned runs in 22 2/3 innings) in 26 relief appearances. Morrow ranks second in the National League with a 94.1 save percentage and is sixth in the league with 16 saves.
Since moving to a full-time relief role beginning in 2016 with San Diego, Morrow is 7-0 with 18 saves in 21 chances and a 1.86 ERA (17 earned runs in 82 1/3 innings) in 89 games. All told, he is 51-43 with 34 saves, four shutouts and a 3.99 ERA (377 earned runs in 851 innings) in 325 games, including 113 starts, with the Mariners (2007-09), Blue Jays (2010-14), Padres (2015-16), Dodgers (2017) and Cubs, walking 368 batters and striking out 871.
Cory Mazzoni, 28, is 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA (one earned run in 7 2/3 innings) in seven relief outings spanning three stints with the Cubs this season. Mazzoni has gone 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA (11 earned runs in 25 2/3 innings) in 17 relief appearances with Iowa.