Cubs recall Brad Wieck, option righty pitcher


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Wieck is a solid member of the bullpen (Jeff Curry - USA Today Sports)
Wieck is a solid member of the bullpen (Jeff Curry - USA Today Sports)

NEW YORK – The Chicago Cubs today recalled left-handed pitcher Brad Wieck from Triple-A Iowa. Right-handed pitcher Robert Stock was optioned to Iowa following last night’s game.

Wieck, 29, begins his fourth stint with the club this season as he has been with the Cubs April 12-14, May 11-14 and May 21-June 5. The southpaw has made eight relief appearances for Chicago, throwing 8.0 shutout innings, holding opponents to a .200 average (6-for-30), walking three, striking out nine and pitching to a 1.13 WHIP. Wieck has made six relief outings for Iowa this season, going 0-1 with a 4.70 ERA (4 ER/7.2 IP).

Wieck made the 2020 Cubs Opening Day roster but appeared in just one game before being placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain that sidelined him for the rest of the season. In 2019, he pitched in a career-high 44 major league games between the Padres and Cubs, going 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA (4 ER/10.0 IP) in 14 games with Chicago.

Wieck was acquired by the Cubs at the 2019 trade deadline for pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. and international bonus money. In 58 career major league relief appearances for the Padres (2018-19) and Cubs (2019-21), Wieck is 2-2 with a 4.44 ERA (25 ER/50.2 IP) with 17 walks and 70 strikeouts.

Stock, 31, made his Cubs debut last night in a start against the Mets, allowing five runs in 4.0 innings. He has appeared in nine games (two starts) for Triple-A Iowa this season, going 0-3 with a 4.12 ERA (9 ER/19.2 IP).

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