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Chicago Cubs News: Shelby Miller to IL, Kyle Ryan recalled

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Miller heads to the injured list with lower back strain. Kyle Ryan makes his return to Wrigley.

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The Cubs today announced that right-handed pitcher Shelby Miller has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a lower back strain. To replace Miller on the 26-man roster, the Cubs recalled left-handed pitcher Kyle Ryan from the alternate site.

The 30-year-old veteran Miller has had a rocky start to his Cubs career in 2021. He has made three appearances and has allowed seven runs on seven hits in only two innings. Miller has walked five and struck out just one batter this season.

Ryan, 29, has been in the Cubs system since the 2018 season. Last year in Chicago, he pitched in 18 games and went 1-0 with one save. Ryan posted an ERA of 5.17 over 15 23 innings in 2020. He was much better in 2019, pitching in a team-high 73 games and posting a 4-2 record with an ERA of 3.54. He held opposing left-handed hitters to a .226 batting average that season.

The move is retroactive to April 22. Ryan is available to pitch in this afternoon’s game at Wrigley Field against the Brewers.