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|C.J. Edwards makes second start on rehab assignment |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/29/14) Cubs starting pitcher prospect C.J. Edwards, who has been sidelined since April due to a shoulder injury, made his second appearance Monday on a rehab assignment with the team's rookie-league affiliate.
Edwards allowed one run on one hit and three walks in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out six. Edwards has a 1.59 ERA and eight strikeouts in two starts (5 2/3 innings) with the AZL Cubs.
|C.J. Edwards close to resuming game action |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/17/14) Cubs pitching prospect C.J. Edwards is set to make his return to live action Wednesday, when he's scheduled to pitch for the team's Arizona League affiliate, the Chicago Tribune reports.
"I'm very, very close right now," Edwards said. "During my last live batting practice session, they put the radar gun on me, and I'm back to 94 mph with a good curveball and good changeup. Things are moving smoothly. I'm taking my time. (Wednesday) might not be my best start, but as long as I'm back on the mound, I'm happy."
Edwards threw long toss from a distance of about 150 feet while also pitching a 30-pitch bullpen session Tuesday. He has been sidelined since April while recovering from a shoulder strain and fatigue. Edwards is expected to resume competing with Double-A Tennessee after two starts in the Arizona League. He's also likely to participate in the Arizona Fall League if he can stay healthy.
|C.J. Edwards hits minor-league DL |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/30/14) Though an MRI on his right shoulder came back clean, the Cubs have still placed pitching prospect C.J. Edwards on the minor-league disabled list with inflammation. The move is retroactive to April 25, and will allow Edwards to rest until he is able to resume a throwing program, according to MLB.com.
|C.J. Edwards' MRI comes back clean |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/25/14) Cubs pitching prospect C.J. Edwards ' MRI came back clean, according to the Daily Herald.
The MRI did reveal inflammation in his shoulder, but it was otherwise structurally sound. He'll rest for a couple of weeks before starting a throwing program.
|C.J. Edwards getting his shoulder checked out |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/24/14) Cubs pitching prospect C.J. Edwards is getting his shoulder checked out Thursday in Chicago, according to CSN.
Edwards is scheduled to undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the issue. Edwards came over to the club in the Matt Garza deal, and was considered the team's top pitching prospect in 2014.
|C.J. Edwards wasn't all that well known to the prospecting world until the Matt Garza deal opened everyone's eyes to what he was doing in the minors. Granted, most of it was in the lower levels, but he didn't take even half a step back in his six starts at high Class A, which is where things start getting serious. Judging by his arsenal, it's no wonder he's performed so well. For a player at his stage of development, he has advanced secondary stuff -- most notably, a biting curveball -- to pair with his 95-mph fastball, which suggests he could move quickly up the last few rungs of the ladder. He's a scrawny fellow, which has some scouts questioning his durability for the long haul, but he wouldn't be the first of his build to find success in the majors. If the Cubs weren't so committed to a slow rebuild, Edwards would have a decent chance of breaking into the majors this year, but most likely, they'll just leave him at Double-A to continue building up his innings. As a Johnny-come-lately, he'll be available in some long-term keeper leagues even though his upside ranks up there with anyone at the position.
(Updated 1/14/14) |
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