|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||48.00||2.00||4.00||0.00||4.69||1.46||28.00||18.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 5.0||0||0|| 3.60||0||0||2|
|vs RHB|| 3.2||0||0|| 9.82||0||2||3|
|07/20/2014||Matt Garza, SP MIL|
Cliff Lee, SP PHI
A.J. Cole, SP WAS
Chris Coghlan, LF CHC
Daniel Hudson, SP ARI
|Chone Figgins, 3B LAD|
Chris Rusin, RP CHC
Brian Wilson, RP LAD
Jordan Schafer, LF ATL
Rafael Soriano, RP WAS
|Last 10 Games|
|Chris Rusin joins Cubs Wednesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/30/14) The Cubs recalled pitcher Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa Wednesday.
The team endured a 16-inning game Tuesday, so bringing up a bullpen reinforcement makes sense. They have yet to announce a corresponding move, but they may be able to clear a space if they trade Emilio Bonifacio before gametime Wednesday. Rusin has given up six runs in 8 2/3 innings over two games with the Cubs.
|Chris Rusin sent back to Triple-A |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/9/14) The Cubs optioned pitcher Chris Rusin to Triple-A Iowa to clear a roster spot Wednesday for pitcher Dallas Beeler. Rusin allowed five runs on nine hits and one walk in 3 2/3 relief innings Saturday at Washington.
|Who is worth targeting among the Cubs' rotation hopefuls? |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(7/5/14) Clearly, the headliners from Saturday's trade between the Cubs and Athletics were Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, and both immediately become must-owns in AL-only leagues. Their departure leaves the Cubs with two big holes to fill in their rotation, and there is no shortage of candidates to fill them.
Carlos Villanueva has replaced Samardzija for his Saturday start at the Nationals, but he is not necessarily among the candidates to fill a spot long-term. Even if he were, Villanueva has not had a sterling track record as a starter (career 4.94 ERA), so he can be passed over in virtually all Fantasy formats.
Then there is Dan Straily, who was acquired from the A's as part of the return for Samardzija and Hammel. He will report to Triple-A Iowa, but according to CSNChicago.com, he could be up with the big club soon. Because of his strikeout potential, Straily is worth stashing in NL-only leagues. He has a Jake Odorizzi-like skill set -- complete with shaky control and a high flyball rate -- but without a pitcher's park like Tropicana Field (or his former home of O.co Coliseum) to come home to, there may be little respite from home runs.
A better risk than Straily is Tsuyoshi Wada, who has already been announced as Tuesday's starter at the Reds. He has similar strikeout potential to Straily but with fewer control issues and slightly less pronounced flyball tendencies. He is worth pursuing in some deeper mixed leagues, as well as in NL-only formats.
Chris Rusin, just called up for bullpen duty, Dallas Beeler and Kyle Hendricks will also be in the mix, according to ESPN.com, but none has appeal outside of deeper NL-only leagues. With so much competition for two open spots, none of those three are really worth the trouble of expending FAAB dollars or a waiver priority.
|Chris Rusin on his way up Saturday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/5/14) Cubs pitcher Chris Rusin has been called up from the minors Saturday.
Rusin has pitched in one game in the majors this season. He allowed one earned run over five innings. He's expected to take the roster spot of either Jeff Samardzija or Jason Hammel.
|Chris Rusin tosses no-hitter for Triple-A club |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/7/14) Cubs pitching prospect Chris Rusin threw a no-hitter for Triple-A Iowa Wednesday, the first in 30 years for the minor-league franchise.
Rusin's no-hitter came during a 3-0 win over the Zephyrs. He struck out three and allowed just three baserunners; two on walks and one on catcher's interference. The 27-year-old needed 118 pitches to retire 29 batters, just two more than the minimum.
Rusin is now 2-4 with a 3.58 ERA for Iowa this season, while also tossing five one-run innings in a relief appearance with the Cubs.
|Before the Jason Hammel signing, Chris Rusin was in line to be the Cubs' fifth starter if for no other reason than because they had no one else. Now, he's back to being on call in the minors, which is a more fitting role for a player of his ability. That's not to say he's terrible. He managed a 3.92 ERA in 13 starts last year. But he's a finesse pitcher who hasn't fully mastered the strike zone -- a dangerous combination. If he finds his way into the rotation at some point, he'll matter in NL-only leagues just like any full-time starting pitcher would. But understand he doesn't offer much in the way of upside.
(Updated 3/17/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/31/14||COL||2:20 pm||Tyler Matzek|
|8/1/14||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Hyun-Jin Ryu|
|8/2/14||@ LAD||9:10 pm||Dan Haren|
|8/3/14||@ LAD||4:10 pm||Josh Beckett|
|8/5/14||@ COL||8:40 pm||Brett Anderson|
|8/6/14||@ COL||8:40 pm||Tyler Matzek|
|8/7/14||@ COL||3:10 pm||Franklin Morales|
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