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REPORT: Nelson Velazquez is On His Way to Chicago

Per reports, the Cubs are calling up prospect Nelson Velazquez from Triple-A Iowa after having a lot of success in his first 41 games in 2022.

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Earlier this season, the Chicago Cubs called up Christopher Morel from the minors. In doing so, Morel has been a spark plug of sorts for the Cubs both with his bat and with his glove. According to reports, it appears the Cubs are giving another youngster a look at the majors. Iowa Cubs OF Nelson Velazquez is on his way to Chicago for his first MLB call-up.

Velazquez went on a tear last season, earning a lot of attention from the Cubs. In fact, he was added to the 40-man roster at the end of last season. Earlier this season, Velazquez earned a promotion to Triple-A Iowa after dominating at the Double-A level. Despite a slow start since his promotion to Iowa on May 6, Velazquez is still having a strong year slashing .253/.347/.567 with 12 home runs and 25 RBI over 41 games between Double-A and Triple-A.

Now that Velazquez has appeared to figure out Triple-A, he’ll get a chance to do the same at the MLB level. There’s no guarantee that he’ll have the same immediate impact that Morel did, but he’s another piece of the future for Cubs fans to see in action. It’s uncertain when Velazquez will officially join the Cubs, but he may get to make his debut against the Milwaukee Brewers in Monday’s doubleheader at Wrigley Field.

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