As we discussed this morning, Carl Edwards Jr.’s struggles go back far beyond this season, but the extent to which he looked completely out of whack reached a new level this past week. He needed to head out to Iowa to work on his issues, and also to help give the bullpen a chance to turn things around.
And so it is, with Mike Montgomery also heading to the Injured List:
If you missed my radio report this morning I said Edwards to Iowa, Montgomery to IL. (Injured list)
— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) April 6, 2019
The corresponding moves are not yet clear, nor is the extent of Montgomery’s injury (he had been getting absolutely lit up). The Cubs have a number of interesting options at AAA Iowa, though, so there’s really a large group from which they could draw for replacements at this point.
More details when we have them.
Update (Michael): This doesn’t feel like a concrete report just yet, but both Allen Webster and Kyle Ryan are among the obvious replacement candidates:
Look for Allen Webster or Kyle Ryan —or both—in Cubs pen for Brewers game tonight.
— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) April 6, 2019