Cubs recall outfielder, designate reliever for assignment


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Hermosillo is up with the Cubs (Photo courtesy: Iowa Cubs)
Hermosillo is up with the Cubs (Photo courtesy: Iowa Cubs)

CINCINNATI – The Chicago Cubs today selected outfielder Michael Hermosillo from Triple-A Iowa and designated right-handed pitcher Dan Winkler for assignment.

Hermosillo will wear uniform number 32 and is available for tonight’s 7:10 p.m. ET game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Hermosillo, 26, is hitting .306 (45-for-147) with 10 doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and 29 RBI in 43 games for Iowa this season. He has 26 walks to contribute to a .446 on-base percentage and a 1.038 OPS. He has a .313 average (15-for-48) with a 1.015 OPS against left-handed pitching and a .303 mark (30-for-99) with a 1.047 OPS against righthanders. Hermosillo has hit .286 (10-for-35) with a 1.079 OPS with runners in scoring position and has a .315 average (17-for-54) with two outs in an inning.

The right-handed hitting Hermosillo has appeared in 56 major league games with the Los Angeles Angels in parts of three seasons (2018-20), hitting .188 (19-for-101) with five doubles, a triple, a home run and six RBI and appearing at all three outfield positions.

Originally selected by the Angels in the 28th round of the 2013 draft out of Ottawa (Ill.) High School, Hermosillo owns a .267 average (515-for-1,927) with 93 doubles, 20 triples, 55 home runs and 249 RBI in 529 career minor league games. He has drawn 253 walks to contribute to a .368 on-base percentage and has stolen 103 bases in minor league play. Hermosillo signed a minor league contract with the Cubs in November of last season.

Winkler, 31, is 1-3 with a 5.22 ERA (23 ER/39.2 IP) in 47 relief appearances for Chicago this season, walking 30 and striking out 40.

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