8/3 Roster move: Atkins up, Schlitter to Iowa
The Cubs called up reinforcements for the bullpen, adding Mitch Atkins and sending Brian Schlitter to Triple-A Iowa. This is Atkins’ third stint with the Cubs. In 22 appearances with Iowa, he was 6-2 with a 3.49 ERA. In12 relief appearances, he was 2-1 with a 2.82 ERA. Schlitter was 0-1 with a 12.38 ERA in seven relief appearances with the Cubs, giving up 11 earned runs over eight innings.
– Carrie Muskat