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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.

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