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Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Earns win in finale
Alzolay (2-1) pitched 2.1 scoreless innings of relief and earned the win Wednesday against the Reds. He allowed two hits and a walk, while striking out three.
Starter Adrian Sampson departer after 2.2 innings due to right groin soreness, which forced Alzolay into the game early. The latter pitched well and picked up the win in Chicago's season-ending romp. Alzolay didn't debut until mid-September due to a lat strain, and he finished with a 3.38 ERA across 13.2 innings. The 27-year-old should be in the mix for a rotation spot to begin 2023 if he can remain healthy through the offseason and spring training.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Takes loss in season debut
Alzolay (0-1) allowed two runs on two hits and a walk across two innings of relief to take the loss Saturday against the Rockies. He struck out five.
Alzolay had been out all season due to a lat strain, but he made his return Saturday in a relief appearance. The righty logged 41 pitches and impressed with the five strikeouts, though he also exhibited a little rust and allowed a couple of runs, which isn't surprising given the long layoff. It's been a lost year for Alzolay, but he figures to make a couple more relief appearances down the stretch before likely competing for a rotation spot in 2023 if he's fully healthy.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Activated by Cubs
Alzolay (lat) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Saturday, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports.
Alzolay has been sidelined since the start of the season due to a lat strain but has spent the last month in the minors on a rehab assignment. The right-hander will pitch out of the Cubs' bullpen now that he's back to full health.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Set to return this weekend
Alzolay (lat) is expected to be reinstated from the 60-day injured list this weekend, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network reports.
Alzolay has been on the injured list all season due to a lat strain, but he began a rehab assignment Aug. 22. Over five minor-league outings, he's posted a 5.84 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in 12.1 innings. The 27-year-old hasn't tossed more than three innings in any of those appearances and will pitch out of the Cubs' bullpen once he's officially activated.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Piles up strikeouts at Triple-A
Alzolay (lat) struck out six and allowed one earned run on one hit and two walks over two innings in his rehab start Saturday with Triple-A Iowa.
Considering he needed 50 pitches to retire six batters, the 27-year-old wasn't especially efficient Saturday, but the nine swinging strikes he generated on the day were an encouraging sight. Alzolay, who has been on the injured list all season while recovering from a lat strain, will likely need to complete one or two more rehab starts before the Cubs activate him.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Begins rehab stint
Alzolay (lat) started a rehab assignment Monday with the Cubs' rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Alzolay opened the 2022 campaign on the injured list due to a strained right lat, but he's been ramping up his activity of late. He'll likely need to prove his health in at least a few rehab outings before having a chance to be activated from the 60-day IL before the season ends.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Facing hitters again
Alzolay (lat) is scheduled to throw a live batting practice session Thursday, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports.
Facing hitters in a controlled setting marks the final step in Alzolay's prolonged recovery program from a right lat strain before he's ready to head out on what's expected to be an extended minor-league rehab assignment. Since he's been on the shelf since spring training with the injury, Alzolay may not have sufficient time to build up to a starter's workload in 2022, but if he avoids any further setbacks, he'll at least be able to return from the 60-day injured list as a multi-inning relief option before season's end.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Nearing live BP
Alzolay (lat) is expected to throw live batting practice in about a week, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Alzolay has been throwing bullpen sessions during the past week at the Cubs' extended spring training facility. He's nearing the next stage in his recovery but will need a few rehab assignments before being activated from the injured list. If things stay on track, Alzolay could return to make a few starts prior to the close of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Throwing bullpen sessions
Alzolay (lat) has been throwing bullpen sessions at the Cubs' extended spring training facility in Arizona, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Alzolay has been on the injured list since late March due to a right lat strain that he sustained during spring training. While it's encouraging that the right-hander has resumed mound work, he doesn't yet have a timetable to return to game action. Alzolay will presumably require several rehab appearances before he's cleared to rejoin the Cubs.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Playing light catch
Alzolay (lat) will resume playing light catch Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Alzolay has been on the 60-day injured list since March after he sustained a lat strain during spring training, and he apparently hasn't been able to throw over the first two months of the regular season. While the right-hander is presumably at least several weeks away from returning to game action, it's encouraging that he's now able to play light catch.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Heads to 60-day injured-list
Alzolay (lat) landed on the 60-day injured list Friday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Alzolay was diagnosed with a right lat strain earlier in the week that is expected to keep him out for at least two months. That lines up nicely with a 60-day injured list stint, allowing the Cubs to open up an extra 40-man roster spot until he heals. He's ineligible to return until early June.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Out at least two months
Alzolay's shoulder injury has been diagnosed as a lat strain and will keep him out for at least two months, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.
Alzolay's injury was previously referred to as merely tightness, but it's now clear that it's a significant issue and will keep him out for an extended period. The righty dealt with the same injury back in 2018. Assuming he'll be able to reclaim a starting role once healthy, he could be a productive pitcher for the final four months of the season, as his mediocre 4.58 ERA last season came with a promising set of peripherals. His 24.7 percent strikeout rate, 6.6 percent walk rate and 45.3 percent groundball rate were all better than league average. In leagues without an injured list, however, he's unlikely to move the needle enough to be worth blocking a bench spot for the first two months of the year.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Will open year on IL
Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer said Monday that Alzolay is dealing with shoulder tightness and is expected to begin the season on the injured list, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
A clearer timeline for Alzolay to make his season debut could begin more clear later in spring training, but the fact that Hoyer is already dismissing the possibility of the right-hander breaking camp with the club suggests he'll likely spend more than the minimum amount of time on the IL. Had he reported to camp at full health, Alzolay would have been in good shape to win a back-end rotation spot, but his absence to begin the season improves the chances of Alec Mills, Keegan Thompson and Justin Steele winning starting roles.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Continues scoreless streak
Alzolay pitched two scoreless innings in Friday's loss to the Cardinals. He allowed a hit and a walk while striking out two.
Alzolay now has a modest streak of three straight scoreless appearances out of the bullpen, a span that covers 6.2 innings. The righty has lowered his ERA to 4.58 in the process and has looked like someone who could be a valuable option in long relief. However, there's still a decent chance Alzolay works back into the rotation next season, as the Cubs have some question marks behind staff ace Kyle Hendricks.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Looks sharp Sunday
Alzolay pitched 3.2 scoreless innings of relief in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. He allowed two hits and a walk while striking out three.
Keegan Thompson got the start but was limited to just three innings of work in his second game back from the injured list. That opened the middle innings up for Alzolay, and the righty looked good against a red-hot St. Louis lineup, notching his second straight scoreless appearance. Alzolay should continue to work in relief for the Cubs to close out the season, though he's an option for the rotation next year depending on what moves the organization makes in the offseason.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Picks up win
Alzolay (5-13) allowed just one hit and struck out two over 1.2 scoreless innings as he earned the win over the Pirates on Sunday.
Alzolay entered in the sixth with two men on and one out. He started out a little rocky after allowing both runners to be in scoring position on a passed ball before allowing Brian Reynolds to score on an infield single to give the Pirates an 8-7 advantage. The 26-year-old would settle in thereafter to retire the next five guys he faced. The Cubs would take the lead for good in the bottom of the seventh off a Frank Schwindel grand slam to give Alozolay his first win since June 2. Alzolay has now picked up a save and a win over 5.2 innings in two appearances out of the bullpen since being reinstated from the injured list Sept. 1. He now sits at a 4.90 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 114:32 K:BB over 112 innings.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Earns first MLB save
Alzolay pitched four scoreless innings of relief and earned the save in Wednesday's win over the Twins. He allowed one hit and struck out five.
Alzolay followed Justin Steele, who pitched five innings, and the two combined to limit the Twins to just two hits and no runs. This was the first career MLB save for Alzolay, and the 26-year-old could potentially see more save opportunities, as he's slated to pitch out of the bullpen the rest of the season to manage his workload. However, he's more likely to simply soak up innings in a middle-relief role, so his fantasy value may be sporadic.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Reinstated by Cubs
Alzolay (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Alzolay has pitched exclusively as a starter to begin the year, but he'll move to a bullpen role in an attempt to manage his workload during the final month of the season. The 26-year-old missed just over two weeks due to a left hamstring strain but made a relief appearance at Triple-A Iowa on Aug. 25 and allowed four runs on three hits and a walk while striking out three in two innings.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay: Preparing for bullpen role
Cubs manager David Ross said Tuesday that Alzolay (hamstring) will serve as a reliever once he's reinstated from the 10-day injured list, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network reports. "Try to control his innings out of the pen, unless something changes in our rotation," Ross said of his plans for Alzolay for the rest of the season.
Before a left hamstring strain sent him to the IL on Aug. 14, Alzolay had already tallied 106.1 innings on the season, an increase of 85 innings from his 2020 total. With little at stake for the non-contending Cubs over the final month of the season, limiting the 26-year-old's workload makes sense. Even though he faded in his six starts out of the All-Star break with a 6.52 ERA and 1.52 WHIP, Alzolay's solid first-half numbers (4.66 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 9.4 K/9) are probably enough to keep his spot in the rotation fairly secure heading into 2022.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 208 lbs|
|Birthplace: San Felix, Venezuela|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|