The Cubs announced a series of roster moves today, including news that David Pot He was placed on the 10-day (retroactive to 26 August) casualty list due to a right ankle sprain. Chicago also appointed the right-handers Jake Jewell And Ryan Messinger To concede, choose the right hand contracts Scott Evros and player Alfonso Rivas from Triple-A.
This is Bote’s second ranking of the season, after his separated shoulder has kept him sidelined for nearly two months. Bote has seen most of his second daily base hits at bat since returning from that first IL ride, although he still struggled on the board, with only .202/.270/.339 slashes on 268 board appearances. The severity of the sprain is not yet known, Cubs radio host Zack Zeidman (Twitter linkHe said that Butt’s injury occurred yesterday during batting practice.
Evros and Rivas are now in line for their major league debut, as the rebuilding Cubs continue to look to younger players. Evros was a team 15th-round pick in the 2015 draft, while Rivas was a fourth-round pick for Team A in the 2018 draft, and was distributed to Chicago in January 2020 in the deal that was sent Tony Kemp to Auckland.
Primary skills have been Rivas’ calling card during his brief professional career, reaching .288/.393/.411 over 1037 PA across three minor league seasons. His left-handed hit dealt a lot of that damage against the right pitcher, and he played some left-field and right-field to go with his usual base position.
Evros started the season in Double-A and was then promoted to Triple-A for the first time. Overall, the 27-year-old has a strike rate of 3.41 ERA and 27.61% more than 60 2/3 combined round this season, working through 29 of his 31 games. Evros tends to rely more on ground kicks than missed bats, as he consistently beats the 50 percent threshold for ball percentage during his minor league career.
Jewell and Meisinger both signed minor league contracts with the Cubs during an off-season period, and both right-handers have been named to the MLB roster over the past month. Jewell has a 9.90 ERA over 10 runs, while Meisinger has 12.27 ERA in 7 1/3 runs.
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