The Cubs have designated left-hander Anthony Kay for task, per Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune. His 40-man roster spot will go to prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong, whose promotion was reported earlier at this time. Outfielder Alexander Canario was optioned to open an energetic roster spot.
Kay, 28, has made 13 appearances for the Cubs this season however with an earned run common of 6.35 in that pattern. His eight strikeouts have been a match for his eight walks, resulting in subpar 14.8% charges in each classes. He’s spent extra time in Triple-A this yr and has had higher outcomes there. In 37 1/3 innings, he has a 4.10 ERA, 31.1% strikeout fee and 52.4% floor ball fee, although his 13.7% stroll fee continues to be fairly excessive.
For the reason that commerce deadline has lengthy handed, the Cubs must put Kay on waivers within the coming days. They already handed him by way of unclaimed again in January, earlier than including him again to the roster in June. That was his first outright, that means he didn’t have the precise to elect free company at the moment. But when he have been to move by way of unclaimed a second time, he would then have the precise to reject one other such task.
Kay was as soon as a prospect of observe, having gone from the Mets to the Blue Jays alongside Simeon Woods Richardson within the 2019 Marcus Stroman commerce. He hasn’t been capable of put it collectively but, with a profession ERA of 5.60 in 82 innings. If any membership have been intrigued by his previous prospect inventory or his strikeout stuff within the minors this yr, the southpaw comes with 5 years of management, however he will probably be out of choices subsequent yr.