4/25 Edwards to be checked
C.J. Edwards, ranked No. 4 on MLB.com’s list of top 20 Cubs prospects, was to undergo tests on his right shoulder in Chicago on Friday. Edwards, 22, had a 2.61 ERA in four starts for Double-A Tennessee. On Sunday, he gave up two runs on three hits and two walks over six innings against Birmingham. Edwards felt some discomfort in his shoulder during a side session.
The slender right-hander was one of four players acquired from the Rangers for Matt Garza last July. Edwards made one start in Spring Training for the Cubs, and gave up three runs on four hits and three walks over 2 2/3 innings.
– Carrie Muskat