The Cubs have positioned three members of their bullpen – right-handers Jason Adam, Brandon Workman and Dan Winkler – on the COVID-19 injured listing, Robert Murray of FanSided was amongst these to report. The transfer got here “out of abundance of warning” after bullpen coach Chris Younger examined optimistic for COVID-19. To take the pitchers’ locations, the Cubs recalled fellow hurlers Brad Wieck and Justin Steele, and so they chosen Pedro Strop’s contract, per Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com.
It’s unclear how a lot time Adam, Workman and Winkler will miss, however all three are quarantining away from the membership, Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweets. The Cubs have obtained a mixed 11 1/3 innings from Adam, Workman and Winkler this season. Adam has been essentially the most profitable of the three, having given up one earned run and struck out seven hitters in 3 2/3 innings. Workman has surrendered three runs (two earned) over 3 2/3 frames, however he has totaled 5 strikeouts. Winkler has yielded one ER on two hits and struck out 5 throughout 4 innings, although he has succeeded regardless of strolling a batter per 9.
The Cubs signed Strop to a minor league contract within the offseason, and the righty is now in line for his second MLB stint with the group. Now 35 years outdated, Strop was extremely efficient for many of his prior Cubs tenure, which ran from 2013-19. He surpassed the 60-frame mark in three of these seasons and mixed for 373 innings of two.90 ERA ball. Strop briefly left the Cubs to hitch the division-rival Reds in free company getting into the 2020 marketing campaign, however he threw a mere 2 1/3 innings earlier than Cincinnati designated him for task.