8/6 Raley to start Tuesday
Left-hander Brooks Raley will make his Major League debut Tuesday for the Cubs, replacing Matt Garza in the Cubs rotation. When he starts, Raley (@BrooksRaley) will be the 14th rookie the Cubs have used this season, and seventh pitcher. A sixth-round pick in 2009, Raley began the season with Double-A Tennessee and was 2-2 with a 3.51 ERA in eight starts, striking out 29 over 48 2/3 innings. He was bumped up to Triple-A Iowa, where he was 4-8 with a 3.62 ERA in 14 starts. He struck out 69 and walked 28 over 82 innings, and opponents were batting .272 against him. In his last start Aug. 2, he gave up six runs on 10 hits over six innings. Garza was sent back to Chicago to have his right elbow examined, and was expected to be placed on the disabled list.
– Carrie Muskat