The Chicago Cubs have promoted highly touted right handed pitcher Adbert Alzolay from the South Bend Alternate site.
With the Cubs hosting another set of doubleheaders against the Cardinals this afternoon, Chicago was in need of another starter.
Alzolay recently was dealing with a forearm injury after getting hit by a comeback line drive but it looks like the power righty has healed up and is ready to go for the Cubs today.
Alzolay is one of the few top pitching prospects in the Cubs farm system, sitting currently at No. 7, according to MLB Pipeline. He made his major league debut in 2019, appearing in four games, two in which he started for the Cubs.
He finished with a 7.30 ERA in 12.1 innings. The Cubs are likely going to treat Game 2 like they did Monday when Tyson Miller started. Miller was on a 50-60 pitch count. Alzolay will likely be the same and with an off day for the Cubs on Thursday. Manager David Ross will have free will to use anyone in the bullpen, baring any extended use in Game 1.
Nonetheless, we at Cubs On Tap are ready to see what the kid has this afternoon.