The Chicago Cubs have added a trio of pitching prospects to the 40-man roster.
Ahead of Tuesday’s deadline to guard eligible minor leaguers from the Rule 5 draft in December, Triple-A Iowa left-hander Bailey Horn, Double-A Tennessee right-hander Porter Hodge and High-A South Bend right-hander Michael Arias had been placed on the Cubs’ 40-man roster.
The strikes crammed the remaining open spots on their 40-man roster as free company will get underway.
Horn spent six video games at Double-A Tennessee to start out the season earlier than shifting as much as Triple-A Iowa in April. He noticed motion in 39 video games as a reliever for Iowa, posting a 4.58 ERA in 53 innings pitched. Horn, 25, was chosen by the White Sox within the fifth spherical of the 2020 draft out of Auburn. The Cubs acquired him from the Sox forward of the 2021 commerce deadline for reliever Ryan Tepera.
Hodge spent the complete 2023 season with Double-A Tennessee, incomes a 5.13 ERA in 35 video games, together with 12 begins as he primarily pitched out of the bullpen for the primary time in his profession. Hodge posted Drafted by the Cubs within the thirteenth spherical in 2019, Hodge, 22, continues to decrease his strikeout-to-walk ratio year-over-year, posting a 2.10 Okay/BB final season. He led Double A with 0.33 residence runs per 9.0 innings (min. 80 innings) whereas his 11.5 strikeouts per 9.0 innings ranked ninth.
Arias options great upside, mirrored within the choice to offer the 21-year-old a 40-man spot regardless of not reaching above High A. A scout exterior the group raved about him to the Tribune over the summer time, describing an electrical pitch combine with a mid-to-upper 90s fastball that has arduous reduce and sink, a slider that generates loads of chase whereas his changeup confirmed it might be a plus pitch. In 22 video games between Low-A Myrtle Beach and South Bend in 2023 Arias owned a 4.09 ERA and 110 strikeouts. Originally signed as a world free agent from the Dominican Republic by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2018, the Cubs signed him in January 2021.
The Rule 5 draft will happen on Dec. 6 throughout the MLB winter conferences in Nashville.
Craig Counsell, David Ross earn NL supervisor of the yr votes
It’s the annual award week in Major League Baseball, and the supervisor of the yr winner in every league was revealed Tuesday.
Baltimore Orioles supervisor Brandon Hyde took residence the American League supervisor of the yr award and first-year Miami Marlins supervisor Skip Schumaker acquired the National League honor. Hyde spent 5 seasons with the Cubs as their bench coach (2014, 2018) and first base coach (2015-2017).
Craig Counsell completed second in NL supervisor voting with 5 first-place votes for main the 92-win Milwaukee Brewers to the division title. His 51 factors from touchdown on 27 of the 30 ballots put him simply forward of Atlanta Braves supervisor Brian Snitker and his 48 factors, which included eight first-place votes that matched Schumaker’s.
Counsell, who has by no means gained the award, completed second for the fourth time, which ties him with Tony La Russa for probably the most in NL voting. Counsell was additionally the NL runner-up in 2018, 2019 and 2021.
Former Cubs supervisor David Ross appeared on one poll, incomes a second-place vote.