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Cubs roster move: Luke Farrell to Iowa, Cory Mazzoni recalled

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The Cubs need an extra bullpen arm after Sunday’s marathon.

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Luke Farrell made six appearances for the Cubs after being recalled April 20. Three of them were pretty good, but the last two were disastrous, resulting in walkoff homers from the Cardinals on consecutive days.

That gave Farrell a distinction he surely did not want:

With the bullpen overextended after Sunday’s 14-inning loss, the Cubs sent Farrell back to Triple-A Iowa before Monday’s game and Cory Mazzoni was called up:

Mazzoni was at spring training with the Cubs and has a 3.86 ERA in eight appearances at Iowa this year. Previously he pitched for the Padres briefly in 2015 and 2017.

Basically, this gives the Cubs an extra bullpen arm after the pen was overtaxed over the weekend in St. Louis.