Chicago Cubs: Examining the wave of potential September call-ups

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Chicago Cubs: Randy Rosario, LHP

Rosario is someone who has seen a decent amount of time this season at the Major League level. Called up earlier in the season to assist with an overtaxed bullpen, Rosario pitched extremely well his first time around.

After the impressive spring he had, Rosario began the season at Triple-A Iowa. However, after just 21 2/3 innings pitched at Iowa, the need for depth became apparent, and the “goat” got his call. He did not disappoint.

In his 33 innings in the bigs, Rosario posted a 3.00 ERA. In this span, Rosario struggled at points but also showed his mettle. It included a small streak of five games, and seven innings pitched from the pen, without giving up a run. Recently, Rosario posted a streak of four scoreless games, ending in his shellacking a week ago. Despite the small sample sizes, Rosario has shown he can be successful.

As the season wears on, we know that bullpens find themselves completely wiped by the start of the playoffs. With a move such as promoting Rosario back to the major league club, it could help to provide more relief and depth for Brandon Morrow and Carl Edwards At the end of the day, the more arms, the better. Look for Rosario to see another call.