David Banks - USA Today Sports
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Cubs recall top pitching prospect


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CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today recalled right-handed pitcher Adbert Alzolay from Triple-A Iowa. Alzolay will be available for the Cubs this afternoon when they being their two-game series against the Seattle Mariners at Wrigley Field. Chicago’s active roster now stands at 33 players.

Alzolay, 24, joins the Cubs for the second time this season as he went 1-1 with a 7.15 ERA (9 ER/11.1 IP) in three appearances (two starts) during his first-career big league stint from June 20-July 1. He went 2-4 with a 4.41 ERA (32 ER/65.1 IP) in 15 starts with Iowa this season, recording 91 strikeouts in 65.1 innings pitched while limiting foes to a .215 batting average. Alzolay went 0-1 with a 3.32 ERA (8 ER/21.2 IP) in six starts in August, having last pitched on August 28 in Oklahoma City when he tossed 4.0 shutout innings with no hits allowed.

The righthander is currently ranked as the No. 5 prospect in the organization by MLB.com and was originally signed by the Cubs at the age of 18 as a non-drafted free agent in 2012. A native of Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela, Alzolay has gone 33-27 with a 1.16 WHIP and 3.63 ERA (198 ER/491.0 IP) in 105 appearances, 84 as a starter, covering the last seven seasons in the Cubs minor league system.

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