Cubs News: A look at September call-ups who could help Chicago
By Jake Misener
Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
The right-handed-tossing Pimentel has been stellar for Triple-A Iowa this season, exceeding even the work of Donn Roach, who left the organization earlier this summer.
A former member of the Texas Rangers organization, the 25-year-old starter has pitched to a sterling 2.98 earned run average with the I-Cubs this season, just one year after getting shelled for a 5.35 ERA in 101 innings of work for Iowa.
Granted, he’s issued his fair share of free passes (61 in 127 innings pitched), which is always a concern when you factor missing your location into an equation involving big league hitters. But, that being said, he still represents a potential depth piece for a Cubs pitching staff that has searched for answers at times this year.
Pimentel isn’t the flashiest of the talents down on the farm for Chicago, but he could make an impact out of the bullpen in the season’s final month.
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