Carl Edwards Jr. headed to the 10-day DL


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 Jerry Lai - USA Today Sports
Jerry Lai - USA Today Sports

PITTSBURGH – The Chicago Cubs today placed right-handed pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation and recalled right-handed pitcher Cory Mazzoni from Triple-A Iowa.

Mazzoni will be available for the Cubs tonight as they conclude their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.

Mazzoni, 28, has gone 3-2 with a 1.25 ERA (3 ER/21.2 IP) in 14 relief appearances with Iowa this season, striking out 22 batters while walking just five. He has not allowed an earned run in his last eight games (14.0 IP). He was previously recalled by the Cubs May 7 and threw a scoreless inning of relief that night vs. the Marlins before being optioned back to Iowa following the game. He made 14 major league relief appearances with San Diego (2015, 2017), posting no record and a 17.28 ERA (32 ER/16.2 IP).

Overall, Mazzoni is 30-17 with nine saves and a 3.64 ERA (157 ER/387.2 IP) in 130 career minor league appearances, 53 as a starter. Mazzoni was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on November 6, 2017 from the San Diego Padres, was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 27 and claimed off waivers again by the Cubs on March 29.

Mazzoni is a native of Evans City, Penn. and was originally selected by the New York Mets in the second round of the 2011 Draft out of North Carolina State University.

Edwards, 26, is 2-1 with nine holds and a 2.88 ERA (8 ER/25.0 IP) in 25 relief outings with the Cubs.

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