Cubs recall right-handed reliever Carl Edwards Jr. from Triple-A Iowa … Cubs option right-hander Dillon Maples to Iowa
The Cubs announced changes to the roster on Monday prior to the opener of the four-game series against the Marlins at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs recalled RHP Carl Edwards Jr. from Triple-A Iowa and optioned RHP Dillon Maples to Triple-A Iowa.
Carl Edwards Jr., 27, joins the Cubs for the second time this season. He was a member of the Cubs’ Opening Day roster but was optioned to Iowa following the game on April 6 after allowing six earned runs with five walks in 1 2/3 innings covering four relief outings to start the year. With Iowa, Edwards Jr. went 2-0 with a 2.16 ERA in seven relief outings, striking out seven and walking only two batters in 8 1/3 innings while limiting foes to a .107 batting average. While in Triple-A, he spent seven days on the injured list due to a scraped right hand (April 17-24).
The right-hander has spent all or part of the last four seasons in the majors with the Cubs, going 8-8 with two saves and a 3.36 ERA in 160 relief outings, fanning 219 batters in 160 2/3 innings while limiting opponents to a .156 batting average. Edwards Jr. went 3-2 with a 2.60 ERA in 58 relief outings last year.
Dillon Maples, 26, has posted no record with three scoreless appearances (2 2/3 innings, five walks, six strikeouts) this year. He is 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA in seven relief outings with Iowa this season.