The Cubs announced that they’ve selected the contract of lefty reliever Tim Collins from Triple-A Iowa. Right-hander Alec Mills was optioned down to make room on the active roster. Chicago had an open spot on its 40-man roster.
Collins, 29, was with the Cubs earlier this season and tossed 7 2/3 frames. He surrendered three runs on nine hits and three walks with four strikeouts in that time before being designated for assignment last month and returning to the team’s Triple-A upon clearing outright waivers. In 27 innings with Iowa this year, Collins has a 4.67 ERA with 37 strikeouts against 16 walks. Opposing lefties have batted just .167/.268/.333 against him in 2019, althought right-handers have tagged him for a .256/.347/.537 line.
The Cubs are known to be on the hunt for additional left-handed bullpen help, and if they’re able to find an upgrade on the trade market, Collins’ latest stay with the big league club could be similarly brief. For now, he’ll at the very least give manager Joe Maddon a matchup specialist to use late in games.
Is that the best they can do?
Worry about the other team in Chicago for once!
You talkin bout da bears?
Any move they make has proven to work out better than the south side ala Tatis Jr for Big Game Shields
Lou Brock/Ernie Broglio anyone???
it’s hilarious that you are bringing up a trade from 55 years ago on an article about a minor move for a lefty specialist.
Yes some dumbace brought up James Shields first.
For once, I agree with you…
Chisox you might want to follow anther team because all you seem to do is bash on the Cubs and their fan base. Go to a game once in a while. Or are you to chicken dung to leave mammas basement
Should be “too”.
It is what it is. Thought Mills acquitted himself well.
Still waiting for DFA Pedro Strop.
The Cubs will try a Tom Collins !!
‘Round, ‘Round, ‘Round, I Get Around. Yeehhh, ‘Round, ‘Round, ‘Round, I Get Around. I Get Around.
Well this is getting old. How many days will Tim last this go round? 1, 2, or 3?
Don’t worry Cubs fans this transaction is going to get you guys over the top!
Dodgers in the World Series!! And they just lost
…took ’em 18 innings to get their one win.
Wonder how Danny Hulzen is doing. Saw story about how he’s in Cubs minor league system this year
Don’t the Sox mouth-breathers know they have to fire Ricky if they’re ever gonna become the mini-Cubs?
Maddon will be let go before Ricky.
How many road games do the Cubs have left?
Maddon will be gone by end of season if they don’t win a couple of road games.
The key is to not trade for anyone, just keep lateral (?) moves.