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  • Anderson Espinoza: Signs with NPB's Buffaloes

    Espinoza signed with the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball on Monday.

    Espinoza spent all of last season with the Padres' Triple-A affiliate, accumulating a 6.15 ERA and 1.68 WHIP through 131.2 innings. The 25-year-old righty pitched 18.1 innings for the Cubs in 2022 with limited success, and he'll now look to hone his craft overseas.

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  • Padres' Anderson Espinoza: Reassigned to minor-league camp

    Espinoza was reassigned to minor-league camp by the Padres on Friday.

    Espinoza made just one appearance for the Padres this spring, allowing four earned runs through one inning. He will likely begin the year in Triple-A, where he held an 8.31 ERA last season through 26 frames.

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  • Padres' Anderson Espinoza: Comes to terms with San Diego

    Espinoza signed a minor-league contract with the Padres on Monday, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.

    Espinoza made his big-league debut in 2022 with the Cubs, posting a 5.40 ERA and 1.64 WHIP with a 19:4 K:BB across 18.1 frames. He'll likely be a long shot to make the Opening Day roster.

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  • Anderson Espinoza: Enters free agency

    Espinoza became a minor-league free agent Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Espinoza was able to work his way up from Double-A to the majors in 2022, though he struggled to find success at any of the three levels he played in. The 24-year-old righty will now look to bounce back as a member of another club's farm system.

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  • Cubs' Anderson Espinoza: Sent to Triple-A

    Espinoza cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports.

    Espinoza split time between Double-A, Triple-A and the majors in 2022, and he spent the final six weeks of the campaign with Iowa. The right-hander struggled across all three levels, with his 5.40 ERA over 18.1 big-league frames representing his best figure.

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  • Cubs' Anderson Espinoza: Sent down Wednesday

    Espinoza was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network reports.

    Espinoza was recalled by the Cubs on Saturday but will head back to the minors after he gave up four runs on four hits and three walks while striking out four in three innings during Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals in the second game of a doubleheader. Kervin Castro was called up as part of a move to take his place in the bullpen.

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  • Cubs' Anderson Espinoza: Recalled from Triple-A

    Espinoza was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    He was optioned down a few days ago, but he didn't make an appearance during his brief stint in Iowa. Espinoza has a 4.11 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 15:13 K:BB in 15.1 innings across six appearances. He should work in long relief after taking the place of Keegan Thompson (back) on the active roster.

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  • Cubs' Anderson Espinoza: Optioned to Triple-A

    Espinoza was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Espinoza was called up by the Cubs in early August and posted a 6.35 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in 5.2 innings over three relief appearances during his time with the major-league club. However, he'll head back to the minors after Steven Brault (illness) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday.

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  • Cubs' Anderson Espinoza: Back with big club

    Espinoza was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday.

    Espinoza held his own in his first three big-league appearances earlier in the season, and he will get another shot to show what he can do at the top level.

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  • Cubs' Anderson Espinoza: Returns to minors

    The Cubs optioned Espinoza to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports.

    As expected, Espinoza will make his way back to the minors after he was designated as the 27th man for Saturday's twin bill with the Mets. He appeared out of the bullpen in the Cubs' 4-3 loss in the second game of the doubleheader, striking out a pair of batters over 2.2 scoreless innings while working around one hit and two walks.

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  • Cubs' Anderson Espinoza: Called up as 27th man

    Espinoza was recalled from Triple-A Iowa to serve as the 27th man in Saturday's doubleheader against the Mets, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Espinoza lost his spot on the Cubs' active roster Tuesday but will rejoin the club on a temporary basis for Saturday's twin bill. The right-hander has posted a 3.86 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in seven innings over two relief appearances in the majors this year.

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  • Cubs' Anderson Espinoza: Headed to minors

    The Cubs optioned Espinoza to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Espinoza's latest stint with the big club lasted just six days, with the right-hander making one appearance out of the Cubs' bullpen. He worked three innings in relief Sunday in Los Angeles, giving up an earned run on one hit and four walks while striking out two.

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  • Cubs' Anderson Espinoza: Recalled from Double-A

    Espinoza was called up from Double-A Tennessee on Wednesday, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Espinoza will return to the big leagues and replace Kyle Hendricks (shoulder) on the active roster after he was placed on the 15-day injured list Wednesday. The 24-year-old surrendered two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out six over four innings in his only big-league appearance May 30 versus the Brewers.

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  • Cubs' Anderson Espinoza: Sent down Tuesday

    Espinoza was optioned to Double-A Tennessee on Tuesday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Espinoza served as the 27th man during Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, but he didn't make any appearances during his brief stint with the major-league club. He should continue to work as a starter in Tennessee.

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  • Cubs' Anderson Espinoza: Called up as 27th man

    Espinoza was recalled from Double-A Tennessee to serve as the 27th man in Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Espinoza served as the 27th man during Monday's doubleheader against the Brewers, and he allowed two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out six in four innings to take the loss during a relief appearance. The right-hander will be available out of the bullpen once again during Saturday's twin bill.

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  • Cubs' Anderson Espinoza: Heads back to Double-A

    Espinoza was optioned to Double-A Tennessee on Tuesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Espinoza was called up as the 27th man for Monday's doubleheader against Milwaukee and got to make his major-league debut, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out six and walking three across four innings of relief. How long he'll have to wait for his next opportunity is unclear.

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  • Cubs' Anderson Espinoza: Recalled to serve as 27th man

    Espinoza was recalled from Double-A Tennessee on Monday, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Espinoza will join the Cubs as their 27th man for Monday's doubleheader versus the Brewers. He's yet to make his major-league debut and will be available out of the bullpen. After being acquired from the Padres in July, Espinoza has posted a 7.31 ERA and 1.35 WHIP with 36 punchouts in 28.1 frames over eight starts at Double-A this season.

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  • Cubs' Anderson Espinoza: Heading to Cubs

    Espinoza was traded from the Padres to the Cubs on Friday in exchange for Jake Marisnick, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Espinoza has struggled at High-A this year with a 5.02 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over 28.2 innings, but he'll receive a fresh start with a new organization. The right-hander figures to remain at the same level in the minors with Chicago.

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  • Padres' Anderson Espinoza: Ejected from Thursday start

    Espinoza was ejected from his start for High-A Fort Wayne on Thursday after umpires detected a sticky substance on his glove following the first inning, Justin Prince of WFFT Fox 55 Fort Wayne reports.

    Espinoza could face a suspension if it is determined that he was in fact using an illegal substance. The 23-year-old has mostly struggled in his return to the mound after injuries derailed his 2017-2019 campaigns, posting a 6.75 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over 20 innings.

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  • Padres' Anderson Espinoza: Makes return to mound

    Espinoza struck out three batters and allowed one hit over two innings in an appearance with High-A Fort Wayne on Thursday. It was Espinoza's first regular-season game appearance since 2016.

    It has been a long journey back to pitching for the right-hander, whose career has been derailed by a pair of Tommy John surgeries. Espinoza made one appearance with the Padres in spring training this season before being sent to the minors. He threw 26 pitches Thursday in his Fort Wayne debut and collected half of his outs via strikeout. Espinoza is still only 23 years old and was once a highly regarded prospect, so the opportunity for a successful big-league career remains ahead of him.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 160 lbs
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Age: 26
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R