In the flurry of activity surrounding the Cubs Friday, it appears they played Friday’s game one man short, as the team announced Saturday they had added righthanded reliever Codi Heuer, acquired from the White Sox in the Craig Kimbrel trade, to the active roster without another corresponding move.
Last year with the White Sox, Heuer posted a 1.52 ERA and 0.885 WHIP in 21 relief appearances. He walked nine and struck out 25, good for an average of 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings. His 1.52 ERA ranked sixth among AL relievers while his .145 opponent batting average was seventh.
This year hasn’t been quite as good for Heuer, as he had a 5.12 ERA in 40 relief appearances for the Sox. He has averaged 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings with 39 strikeouts compared to 10 walks and has stranded 19 of 23 inherited runners, and his FIP of 3.67 suggests the ERA doesn’t reflect his full performance.
One last thing: Heuer has been assigned No. 12, last worn by Kyle Schwarber. The Cubs are moving on from the World Series core in many different ways.
Today’s game preview will post at 4 p.m. CT.