7/8 Raley joins Cubs
The Cubs needed a fresh arm, and recalled lefty Brooks Raley from Triple-A Iowa to take the roster spot of outfielder Scott Hairston, who was traded to the Nationals earlier Monday. Raley has been a starter at Iowa, posting a 6-6 record and 4.91 ERA. He did make one relief appearance. He made his big league debut last August, and went 1-2 with a 8.14 ERA in five starts. He was called up June 12-13, but did not appear in a game.
How long will the Cubs go with an extra pitcher in the ‘pen?
“That’ll be dictated on what happens the next couple days with how long our starters go,” Cubs manager Dale Sveum said.
The Cubs don’t have many options at Iowa to fill the outfield.
“[Junior] Lake is playing well but we want to let him develop more,” Sveum said. “There’s not a whole lot of options right now. Right now our bullpen concern is more important than anything right now.”
— Carrie Muskat