7/6 Parker joins Cubs
The Cubs recalled right-handed pitcher Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa. Parker, who wears uniform No. 50, was available for Sunday’s game vs. the Nationals. Parker, 29, has no record and 18 saves in 19 chances with a 1.44 ERA (4 ER/25 IP) in 25 games for Iowa this season. He has limited the opponent to a .226 batting average (21-for-93), walked nine and struck out 34, good for an average of 12.2 strikeouts per 9.0 innings. His 18 saves lead the Pacific Coast League. Parker has surrendered just one extra-base hit, a double, in his last 10 games since June 6.
Parker begins his third stint with the Cubs this season, having been up with the Major League club April 13-24 and May 27-29. He has appeared in three games for Chicago, allowing three runs in 2.2 innings.