Alzolay to make 2020 debut against Cardinals


The Cubs recalled right-hander Adbert Alzolay from their alternate training site and he will start the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Cardinals. 

Alzolay, 25, made four big league appearances last season, including two starts. He pitched 4 2/3 innings of one-hit, one-run ball against the Braves on June 25, 2019, walking and striking out four. On July 1, 2019 against the Pirates, he allowed 10 hits and seven earned runs in 2 2/3 innings.

Alzolay will serve as the Cubs' 29th man for the doubleheader.

Cubs manager David Ross said Tuesday that Alzolay was "in the mix" to start one of the doubleheader games. Alec Mills will start in Game 1 against Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty.

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