Roster Moves: Cubs place Adbert Alzolay on 10-day IL, call up reliever


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Adbert Alzolay was put on the shelf after straining his left hamstring while on the mound. (Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
Adbert Alzolay was put on the shelf after straining his left hamstring while on the mound. (Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

MIAMI — The Chicago Cubs today placed right-handed pitcher Adbert Alzolay on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain and recalled right-handed pitcher Trevor Megill from Triple-A Iowa.

Megill, 27, is in his fifth stint with the club this season, having made 12 relief appearances. He has allowed 13 runs in 8.2 innings pitched, along with six walks compared to eight strikeouts. This season with Iowa, Megill has a 5.14 ERA (8 ER/14.0 IP) with one save in 12 relief outings, walking eight and striking out 20 batters.

The six-foot eight-inch Megill was selected by the Cubs in the major league portion of the 2019 Rule 5 draft from San Diego and last season spent time at the South Bend Alternate Site. He reached the Triple-A level for the first time in 2019, appearing in 32 games for El Paso and pitching to a 4.47 ERA (25 ER/50.1 IP).

Originally selected by the Padres in the seventh round of the 2015 draft out of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Megill owns an 11-3 record with 11 saves and a 3.53 ERA (67 ER/171.0 IP) in 114 career minor league games, all in relief.

Alzolay, 26, is 4-13 with a 5.16 ERA (61 ER/106.1 IP) in 21 starts for Chicago this season. He has struck out 107 batters and walked 32 with a 1.20 WHIP.

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