Cubs Activate Pitcher for Season Debut

He's finally healthy and ready to make his 2022 major league debut. 

The Chicago Cubs have activated pitcher Manuel Rodriguez from the 60-day injured list. 

Rodriguez has been sidelined for the entire season due to a right elbow strain. He made a pair of rehab appearances with the Cubs' rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate before being activated. 

The twenty-six-year-old made his major league debut last season, appearing in 20 games and posting an ugly 6.11 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, and 16 strikeouts over 17 innings. 

The Cubs obviously want to see a little more of Rodriguez before the season's over, thus, the reason for the shortened rehab assignment.

In a corresponding move, pitcher Kervin Castro has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa. 

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