3:47 p.m.: left-handed Brad Wieck Selected as Triple-A in the corresponding movement for Abbott’s call.
3:14 p.m.: The Cubs announced three roster transfers including, Jason HaywardActivating from the 10-day injury list (Meghan Montemuro of the Athletic was one of the reporters for this), Chicago is also designated as an outside player. Nick Martini For the assignment, a 40-person roster point was opened for right-handers. Dakota Chalmersmerwhich was claimed to be a waiver from the twins, right-handed Cory Abbott Also being called by Triple-A to make his big league debut, FanSided̵7;s Robert Murray reports (via Twitter).
A left hamstring forced Hayward to enter IL on 20 May and a missing injury could allow the veteran player to reset the season. Hayward can only do his job. .183/.254/.341 in his first 138 games, an unfortunately slow start after the strong numbers he posted during the 2020 season from Heyward’s tenure at Wrigleyville (he was in The sixth year of an eight-year, $184 million contract) was marked by a lack of improper production. Heyward was one of the team’s best bats for 2020, hitting .265/.392/456 with Six Homer over 181 PA
Martini signed with the minor leagues in February. and saw his contract picked up by the Cubs in May. The 30-year-old Illinois native has appeared in 12 games this season, most of whom work as a striker. But he was only 1-for-12 in all 15 plate appearances. Martini hit .261/.363/.366 over 303 PA totals with the A’s, Padres and Cubs at the MLB level, although most production came along with Oakland in During the 2018 rookie season, Martini experienced three outfield positions and first base. So this versatility and his knack for setting up bases might attract other teams to claim him from the waiver line.
Speaking of the waiver, Chalmers joined the Cubs after being DFA’ed by Minnesota earlier this week. Chalmers made his Double-A debut this season, but the result wasn’t great with a 9.49 ERA over 12 1/3 innings during Tommy’s surgery. John and the canceled 2020 Minor League season, Chalmers threw just 39 2/3 total frames from the start of the 2018 season to the start of the 2021 Minor League campaign.
Abbott has only a 6.39 ERA in 25 1/3 innings at Triple-A Iowa this season, his first experience playing Triple-A football. Either a rookie or a liberator, MLB Pipeline ranks 15th on Abbott’s list of Cubs’ top 30 prospects, with his slides and curveballs acting as the pinnacle of he “With an easy delivery that he replicated well and was brave about challenging hitters, Abbott delivered consistent hits,” according to Pipeline scouting reports. Abbott was a second-round pick for the Cubs in the 2017 draft and he has posted clear numbers in his first three seasons of his career before meeting his Triple A fight.