The Chicago Cubs today placed right-handed pitcher José Cuas on the bereavement list and recalled left-handed pitcher Anthony Kay from Triple-A Iowa.
Kay begins his second stint with the Cubs. Previously he has posted a 6.35 ERA with eight walks and eight strikeouts in 13 relief appearances. He was optioned back to Iowa August 6 and has posted a 3.86 ERA (3 ER/7 IP) with six walks, 12 strikeouts and a .185 opponent batting average (5-for-27) in five relief appearances.
Cuas was acquired from the Royals July 31 for outfielder Nelson Velázquez and has an 0.75 ERA (1 ER/12 IP) with 11 walks and seven strikeouts in 11 relief appearances.
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