According to David Ross via Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune, RHP Robert Stock is being called up and will start for the Cubs against the Mets on Wednesday night.
Stock was claimed off waivers by the Cubs in December 2020 from the Boston Red Sox. The hard throwing right hander was on the 40-man roster until the end of February, when he was designated for assignment to make room for LHP Kyle Ryan. Despite being DFA’d, Stock remained with the organization and reported to Triple-A Iowa.
Stock has been showing some heat in Triple-A, routinely touching 100 mph with his fastball. The former St. Louis Cardinals draft pick experienced a lot of success with the San Diego Padres in 2018, but failed to replicate the same success the following two seasons.
In nine games at Triple-A Iowa, Stock is 0-3 with a 4.12 ERA. However, Stock has struck out 25 batters in only 19.2 innings while only walking four hitters.
Cubs fans will see Stock throw against Jacob deGrom on Wednesday night. However, the Cubs and Mets play again on Tuesday night at 6:10 PM CDT in New York. Alec Mills will be on the bump for the Cubs against Taijuan Walker.
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