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Alzolay Back Up As Cubs Place Infielder On Injured List

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The Cubs are starting a four-game series against the Pirates on Monday as the final week of the regular season has arrived. While the offense doesn’t have anyone coming to rescue them for the playoffs, the pitching staff is getting a few reinforcements.

We already saw Andrew Chafin added to the roster before Sunday’s series finale against the Twins and left-hander José Quintana will be back Tuesday to start against the Pirates. Prior to Monday’s game in Pittsburgh, the Cubs made another roster move, placing infielder Ildemaro Vargas on the 10-day injured list with a hamstring issue.

Right-handed pitcher Adbert Alzolay has been called up to take Vargas’ spot tonight against the Pirates.

Alzolay has made four appearances, including three starts so far this season. Seeing that Quintana will start on Tuesday, hopefully the Cubs keep Alzolay up and see if he can be an impact reliever for the postseason.

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