Results tagged ‘ Zac Rosscup ’

5/16 Extra bases

An MRI revealed Cubs reliever Zac Rosscup has some inflammation in his left shoulder but no structural damage, and he will resume his throwing program in a week or so. Rosscup was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with left shoulder soreness, and examined on Thursday by team orthopedic specialist Dr. Stephen Gryzlo.

“I was feeling some discomfort in my shoulder area so I tried to rehab it a little bit and do some preventative work,” Rosscup said Friday. “It wasn’t going away so I figured it was best to get it looked at. It’s nothing serious. They saw some inflammation and a little bit of fluid, nothing too serious. I should be down for a week or so and then start cranking it up again.”

* The Cubs are skipping Jake Arrieta in the rotation to keep Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija on schedule and also give Arrieta some time to work on his mechanics. Arrieta has made three starts since coming off the disabled list, and been limited to about 80 pitches each time.

He started on Tuesday in St. Louis and is scheduled to open the Cubs’ series at San Diego on Thursday, and will have a couple side sessions before that when he can try to correct his delivery. Arrieta said he was “too rotational.”

* Pedro Strop, on the disabled list since May 7 with a left groin strain, expected to go to the Cubs’ facility in Mesa, Ariz., early next week to continue his rehab. There is no timetable for his return.

* Jose Veras needed just five pitches to get two outs in the sixth on Thursday in his first game back after missing time with a strained left oblique. Veras began the season as the Cubs closer but for now, manager Rick Renteria said they will continue to ease the right-hander into games.

“We’ll chip away and let him have success and continue to work,” Renteria said.

– Carrie Muskat

9/3 Cubs roster moves

The Cubs added pitchers Justin Grimm and Brooks Raley and catcher J.C. Boscan from Triple-A Iowa and selected Zac Rosscup from Iowa. Rosscup was not on the 40-man and to make room, outfielder Dave Sappelt was designated for assignment.

Grimm, 25, was acquired from the Rangers on July 22 in the Matt Garza deal. The right-hander was 2-3 with a 4.68 ERA in eight starts at Iowa. He was acquired from the Rangers in the xx. In his last outing against Nashville, he gave up one run on five hits over six innings, striking out six.

Raley, 25, was 8-10 with one save in 27 games (25 starts) for Iowa, giving up 70 earned runs over 141 1/3 innings, while striking out 95 and walking 45.

Rosscup, 25, acquired from the Rays in the Garza deal in 2011, began the season at Double-A Tennessee, and was 2-1 with three saves in 37 games in relief, holding batters to a .197 batting average against. He was promoted in early August to Iowa, and did not give up an earned run over 7 2/3 innings in nine games. He struck out 17.

Boscan, 33, batted .232 in 74 games at Iowa with nine doubles and 18 RBIs. He’s appeared in 11 Major League games with the Braves. He’s played professional baseball since 1997.

– Carrie Muskat

8/9 Smokies moves

Tennessee added pitcher Nick Struck to the roster, and Zac Rosscup was promoted to Triple-A Iowa. Struck, 23, comes to the Smokies from Iowa where he started the 2013 campaign. With the I-Cubs, he was 6-8 with a 6.17 ERA (75 ER/109 1/3 IP) in 22 appearances (20 starts). The right-hander is no stranger to East Tennessee, having spent parts of the 2011-12 seasons with the Smokies. Last season, Struck led the Southern League with 14 wins, which guided him to Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year honors. The Damascus, Ore. native was selected by the Cubs in the 39th round of the 2009 draft out of Mt. Hood (Ore.) Community College.

Rosscup, 25, was 2-1 with three saves and a 2.49 ERA (12 ER/43 1/3 IP) in 37 relief appearances for the Smokies this season. The Clackamas, Ore. native was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 28th round of the 2009 draft, then traded to the Cubs, along with RHP Matt Garza and OF Fernando Perez for RHP Chris Archer, C Robinson Chirinos, INF Hak-Ju Lee, OF Sam Fuld and OF Brandon Guyer.

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