Not long after the Cubs named righty Jen-Ho Tseng the organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year for the second time, it was announced that he’d make his MLB debut Thursday in a start originally scheduled for Mike Montgomery. The lefty swingman will return to the bullpen, which is certainly an interesting development and perhaps signals the imminent return of Jake Arrieta, who played catch on the field Tuesday and could (maybe) be ready to take his next turn when it comes up next week.
This was actually the 22-year-old Tseng’s second Pitcher of the Year honor, as he also took the award home following his first professional season with low-A Kane County in 2014. The Cubs signed Tseng as an undrafted free agent out of Taiwan and that initial campaign, in which he went 6-1 with a 2.40 ERA as a 19-year-old, really set the bar high for him.
He displayed a really nice curveball and great feel for the changeup, particularly considering his youth, though trying to add velo to the fastball may have led to some mixed results over the next two seasons. He spent 2015 at high-A Myrtle Beach, going 7-7 with a 3.55 ERA …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider