6/25 Beeler to start Saturday
Right-hander Dallas Beeler, who has been pitching this season at Triple-A Iowa, will be added to the Cubs roster Saturday to start the first game of a doubleheader against the Nationals. Beeler, who turned 25 on June 12, was 5-3 with a 4.03 ERA in 10 starts at Iowa this season, striking out 43 while walking 15 over 60 1/3 innings.
“All the guys showed very well this spring,” Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Wednesday. “I think he’s a kid who everybody is looking forward to having an opportunity to show what he can do.”
Beeler was a 41st round pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. In his last start Monday against Albuquerque, he gave up three runs on four hits and two walks over six innings.
– Carrie Muskat