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NEWS: Chicago Cubs Promote Southpaw Justin Steele to Active Roster

Cubs try to bolster their struggling bullpen by promoting Justin Steele.

The Chicago Cubs have promoted left-handed reliever Justin Steele to their active roster.

With the continued struggles in the Cubs bullpen, David Ross and company are looking for reinforcements from South Bend.

Steele, 23, has been in the Cubs organization since 2014. He spent last season at Double-A Tennessee where he pitched 38.2 innings and finished the season with a 5.59 earned run average.

With Brad Wieck on the Injured List, this move adds another lefty to the bullpen that needs all the help it can get these days. He’ll be active for today’s series finale against Pittsburgh.

Look for Steele to work his slider against left-handed hitters. Considering the three-batter minimum rule, it will be interesting to see what spots Ross uses him in.


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