Cubs Promote RHP For MLB Debut

After seven years toiling in the minors, working his way up, a sizzling season in the minors has paid off for Chicago Cubs right-hander Javier Assad, as he's been selected to the roster, and will make his major league debut on Tuesday.

Signed out of Mexico in 2016, the 25-year-old Assad has a career ERA just under 4.00 in the minors, but this season he's reached another level, with a 2.66 ERA across Double-A and Triple-A. He has a 111:35 K/BB ratio in 108.1 innings. 

Assad will get his chance to stick in the rotation if he makes good with the opportunity, as the Cubs are currently without a boatload of starters, including  Kyle HendricksAdbert AlzolayKeegan ThompsonWade Miley and Alec Mills.


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