With their season now focused on learning and development, the final two months of the 2020 season were going to be important for players like right-hander Adbert Alzolay. But the latest news was not what the Cubs wanted to hear.
The Cubs put Alzolay on the 10-day injured list on Saturday with a left hamstring strain he suffered in Friday’s loss to the Marlins. The Cubs’ starter felt the discomfort in the second inning and after throwing a pitch, he called for the team’s training staff.
While Alzolay ran the bases in the half inning prior to him getting injured, manager David Ross says the injury occurred while he was pitching. The team is calling Alzolay’s hamstring strain mild, but there is no timeline line for his return to the team’s rotation at this point.
Alzolay’s injury is a disappointing event in what is a big season for both him and the Cubs. The right-hander has had some ups-and-downs this season, but has shown flashes of success throughout. He is 4-13 with a 5.16 ERA this season.
The team recalled right-hander Trevor Megill from Triple-A to take Alzolay’s place on the 26-man roster.