Closer Craig Kimbrel could potentially join the Chicago Cubs later this week. (Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)
Closer Craig Kimbrel could potentially join the Chicago Cubs later this week. (Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Cubs News: Craig Kimbrel dominates in possible final minor-league tuneup


by - Senior Writer -

DES MOINES, Iowa — In what might have been his final minor-league tuneup before being called up to the Chicago Cubs, closer Craig Kimbrel continued his Triple-A dominance with the Iowa Cubs by going three up, three down in the ninth frame on Tuesday. Capping off Iowa's 5-1 victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers, Kimbrel sat the Storm Chasers down in order in the last inning.

Needing just 16 pitches to record three outs, Kimbrel appeared ready to resume his big-league career in his fourth outing with Iowa. Striking out two of the three batters he faced, Kimbrel had great command of his pitches in what could have served as his final outing for Triple-A's Cubs. A promotion to MLB's Cubs should be right around the corner for Kimbrel, with a call-up later this week seeming very likely at this point.

Comment on this story
Print   
Send Feedback to Cole Little: Email | Comment
Chicago Cubs lineup vs. Cardinals: David Bote at 2B, Willson Contreras at DH
Chicago Cubs lineup vs. Cardinals: David Bote at 2B, Willson Contreras at DH
Cubs, DraftKings host signing ceremony at Wrigley Field
Cubs, DraftKings host signing ceremony at Wrigley Field
WATCH: Nelson Velazquez with El-Mago type slide into second base
WATCH: Nelson Velazquez with El-Mago type slide into second base
Cubs Roster Moves: Daniel Norris to 15-day IL, pitcher recalled
Cubs Roster Moves: Daniel Norris to 15-day IL, pitcher recalled
Post your comments!
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest