Megill has a right forearm strain (Allan Henry - USA Today Sports)
Megill has a right forearm strain (Allan Henry - USA Today Sports)

Cubs place reliever on 10-day IL, call up lefty pitcher


by - Senior Editor -

CINCINNATI – The Chicago Cubs today placed right-handed pitcher Trevor Megill on the 10-day injured list with a right forearm strain and recalled left-handed pitcher Kyle Ryan from the South Bend Alternate Site.

Ryan is available for today’s 6:10 p.m. CT game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Ryan, 29, was recalled from the alternate site on April 23 and tossed 2.0 scoreless innings of relief in his season debut against the Brewers, allowing a hit and a walk along with one strikeout. He was optioned to the alternate site the following day. Ryan is in his fourth season with the Cubs organization after signing with the club on December 29, 2017. The lefthander appeared in 18 games in 2020, going 1-0 with a 5.17 ERA (9 ER/15.2 IP), four holds and one save. In 2019, Ryan went 4-2 with a 3.54 ERA (24 ER/61.0 IP) and 14 holds, while limiting left-handed hitters to a .226 average (21-for-93) in a career-high and team-leading 73 games.

An original 12th round draft pick of the Detroit Tigers in 2010, Ryan owns a career 13-8 record with a 3.83 ERA (88 ER/206.2 IP) in 178 appearances (seven starts). He has stranded 81 of 114 inherited runners, walked 80 and struck out 140 batters.

Megill, 27, has appeared in two games for Chicago after being selected from the alternate site on April 26. Megill did not allow a run in 2.0 innings pitched, along with two hits, a walk, and two strikeouts.

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