The Chicago Cubs want a boost when they plan to rejuvenate right-handed Adbert Alzolay from the injured list on Monday.
26-year-old Alzolay was pushed aside with blisters on his right middle finger.
He said he felt ready to continue his strong 2021 season when he started his Monday match against the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.
“Oh, that’s right,” Alzolay told reporters.
Alzolay (4-5, 4.06 ERA) allowed four runs and walked five in three innings on his final start with the San Diego Padres on June 7.
His previous 10 starts brought 3.62 ERA and an even more impressive 0.91 WHIP. Cubs manager David Ross is eager to bring back such production.
“It’s a big piece we missed,” Ross said on Saturday. “He is one of the guys who gave us a consistent starting pitcher with real swings and mistakes. He is a real asset of our rotation this year.”
Alzolay is optimistic and feels that way for a few days.
“The strength of the bullpen was really high, so I’m happy with it,” Alzolay said after the bullpen session on Thursday. “I threw all the pitches, and Blister was taken care of by the trainer and everything. I feel ready to go.”
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