Righty reliever added to Cubs 26-man roster


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Charles LeClaire - USA Today Sports
Charles LeClaire - USA Today Sports

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Chicago Cubs today added right-handed pitcher Codi Heuer (pronounced Hoyer) to the 26-man roster.

Heuer, who will wear uniform number 12, is available for tonight’s 7:05 p.m. ET game against the Nationals at Nationals Park. He was acquired yesterday from the White Sox with infielder Nick Madrigal for right-handed pitcher Craig Kimbrel.

Heuer, 25, in his 2020 major league debut season with the White Sox was 3-0 with a save, six holds and a 1.52 ERA (4 ER/23.2 IP) in 21 relief appearances. He walked nine and struck out 25, good for an average of 9.5 strikeouts per 9.0 innings. His 1.52 ERA ranked sixth among A.L. relievers while his .145 opponent batting average was seventh.

Selected by the White Sox in the sixth round of the 2018 draft, Heuer this season is 4-1 with 13 holds and a 5.12 ERA (22 ER/38.2 IP) in 40 relief appearances. He has averaged 9.1 strikeouts per 9.0 innings with 39 strikeouts compared to 10 walks and has stranded 19 of 23 inherited runners.

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