Chicago Cubs call up prospect Nelson Velazquez

Outfielder Nelson Velazquez is being called up to the show on Sunday. According to multiple reports, the Chicago Cubs are set to promote Velazquez to the big leagues after his hot start to the season.

After a big 2021 in the Arizona Fall League, the prospect continued that momentum into 2022 starting the year at Double-A Tennessee where he hit 9 home runs and posted a 1.094 OPS. After just 22 games, he received the promotion to Triple-A Iowa where he had 3 home runs and an OPS of .705.

I can confirm that Nelson Velazquez is indeed headed up to Chicago.

Now, he gets an early look at the big leagues with the chance to impress the organization.

The Cubs placed reliever Chris Martin on the bereavement list plus have an open spot for Monday’s double-header, which would make sense for Velazquez to come up. The Cubs have yet to make an official announcement.

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