Cubs Roster Moves: Hamels to Paternity List, Norwood Called Up

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Cubs Roster Moves: Hamels to Paternity List, Norwood Called Up

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The Cubs are getting a bonus arm in the bullpen thanks to the Hamels family, so make sure to send them a fruit basket.

Today, the Cubs placed Cole Hamels on paternity leave, and called up reliever James Norwood from Iowa. Hamels is not due to start until Saturday in any case, so the Cubs aren’t really losing a player right now – they just get a bonus arm in the bullpen.

Speaking of the bonus arm, he’s been killer lately:

You know the drill with Norwood, like so many other accomplished AAA arms: the stuff and the velocity are big-league-caliber, but the command has to be there consistently for him to stick and succeed.


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