Cubs place LHP Brian Duensing on bereavement list … LHP Rob Zastryzny recalled from Triple-A Iowa
The Cubs announced two roster moves Monday afternoon prior to the opener of the three-game series against the Dodgers at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs placed left-handed pitcher Brian Duensing on the bereavement list and recalled left-handed pitcher Rob Zastryzny from Triple-A Iowa.
Zastryzny will be available for the Cubs as Joe Maddon’s team begins its three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field.
The 26-year-old Rob Zastryzny joins the Cubs for the second time this year, spending one day with the club on May 8 and tossing two scoreless innings of relief that night against the Miami Marlins. Zastryzny has now spent parts of the last three seasons (2016-18) in the big leagues with the Cubs, combining to go 1-0 with a 4.06 ERA (14 earned runs in 31 innings) in 13 major league appearances, all but one in relief. With Iowa this year, Zastryzny has gone 2-1 with a 3.97 ERA (15 earned runs in 34 innings) in 17 relief outings.
The southpaw was originally selected by the Cubs in the second round of the 2013 Draft out of the University of Missouri. Rob Z. is 21-21 with one save and a 4.63 ERA (218 earned runs in 424 innings) in 107 minor league appearances, including 78 starts, in six minor league campaigns.
Brian Duensing, 35, is 2-0 with one save and a 4.50 ERA (11 earned runs in 22 innings) in 31 relief appearances with the Cubs this season. The bereavement list requires a minimum absence of three days and a maximum absence of seven days.