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Wesley Wright on Paternity Leave, Blake Parker Called Up

Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions

chicago cubs logo featureToday the Chicago Cubs made a minor (and, in a way, major) roster move, putting reliever Wesley Wright on the paternity leave list, while calling up reliever Blake Parker to take his place in the bullpen.


I suppose that means congrats are in order for the Wright family. The lefty could miss a handful of games (it’s a little flexible, I believe) while on paternity leave. The Cubs have such a deep pen that they probably could have afforded to just play short, but, there’s a roster spot to be had, so you might as well use it.

Wright currently sports a 3.18 ERA over 17 innings of work, in which he’s struck out 14 and walked 6.

Parker, who’s been up and down this year, returns to a 16.20 ERA over 1.2 innings of work. He’s been dominant at Iowa, though, posting a 0.77 ERA and striking out 15 (no walks) in 11.2 innings.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.