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Cubs roster move: Anderson Espinoza recalled, Caleb Kilian optioned

Anderson Espinoza, who made his MLB debut last Monday, was at Wrigley Field Saturday for the doubleheader against the Cardinals as the 27th man, but wasn’t used in either game. Meanwhile, the Cubs used David Robertson, Rowan Wick and Mychal Givens all for multiple-inning stints in the doubleheader, which...
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Chicago Cubs: Anderson Espinoza finally earns his MLB debut

It’s been a long time coming for Chicago Cubs prospect Anderson Espinoza, who made his debut on Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Espinoza started his career with Boston Red Sox, where he was once referred to as “Young Pedro (Martinez)” at the age of 18 by minor league pitching coach Nick Greer. He was also the 19th-ranked prospect according to Baseball America in 2016. However, shortly after the ranking was published ,the prized righty was shipped to the San Diego Padres for All-Star pitcher Drew Pomeranz.
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Cubs' Anderson Espinoza: Called up as 27th man

Espinoza was recalled from Double-A Tennessee to serve as the 27th man in Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports. Espinoza served as the 27th man during Monday's doubleheader against the Brewers, and he allowed two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out six in four innings to take the loss during a relief appearance. The right-hander will be available out of the bullpen once again during Saturday's twin bill.
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Cubs' Anderson Espinoza: Heads back to Double-A

Espinoza was optioned to Double-A Tennessee on Tuesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Espinoza was called up as the 27th man for Monday's doubleheader against Milwaukee and got to make his major-league debut, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out six and walking three across four innings of relief. How long he'll have to wait for his next opportunity is unclear.
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Cubs Promote RHP Matt Swarmer for Monday Start, RHP Anderson Espinoza Provides Additional Depth

The Cubs have decided to call up one of their top performing pitching prospects for Monday’s doubleheader after all, but it isn’t Caleb Kilian. Instead, 28-year-old righty Matt Swarmer got the call from Iowa to start the early game against the Brewers. That’s a bit of a surprise because not many have viewed Swarmer as a dude after a pair of rough campaigns in 2019 and ’21.
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The Cubs Are Calling Up Anderson Espinoza (And Other Roster Moves)

The Cubs have two games on tap this Memorial Day, which means there’s some roster maneuvering to discuss. With Jonathan Villar headed to the IL and a 27th roster spot opened for the double-header, the Cubs are calling up two prospects: Nelson Velázquez and Anderson Espinoza. We discussed...
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Cubs' Anderson Espinoza: Recalled to serve as 27th man

Espinoza was recalled from Double-A Tennessee on Monday, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports. Espinoza will join the Cubs as their 27th man for Monday's doubleheader versus the Brewers. He's yet to make his major-league debut and will be available out of the bullpen. After being acquired from the Padres in July, Espinoza has posted a 7.31 ERA and 1.35 WHIP with 36 punchouts in 28.1 frames over eight starts at Double-A this season.
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Cubs Prospect Perspective: Anderson Espinoza

Imagine the Cubs make a trade in the next two weeks. (They can’t during the lockout. Hence why it’s an imagination game.) Perhaps it’s a blockbuster, or an afterthought required by a 40 man roster addition. Whether you do any research or not, you come out with your assessment within a few hours. It’s either “love it,” “hate it,” or “I’m a bit unsure, as a few of the players are unfamiliar to me. However, you’re on the record. In my universe, it’s entirely acceptable for someone else to reference that assessment as often as they want. “Aren’t you the person that opposed the Jake Arrieta/Pedro Strop trade?”, or whatever. Do the research, and state your opinion, but it’s yours forever. This is my prospect profile of Anderson Espinoza.
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Checking in on an Old Friend: Anderson Espinoza

Were you up in arms when Anderson Espinoza was traded for Drew Pomeranz in 2016? I sure was. Oddly enough, the move didn't end up. Espinoza was a wunderkind. Potential ace with a big fastball, devastating breaking ball, and a changeup that was at the time on track to develop into a plus pitch thanks to his advanced command profile. His heater was lauded as a potential elite offering and the command made it that he couldn't possibly project as anything other than a high end starter. Injury risk seemed minimal despite his smallish build thanks to clean, low effort mechanics.
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Padres Trade Anderson Espinoza to the Cubs for Jake Marisnick

Just over five years ago, the Padres pulled off a significant trade, shipping All-Star starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz to Boston in exchange for RHP Anderson Espinoza. At the time, was considered one of the top prospects in all of minor league baseball. Fast forward five years and a lot has...
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Cubs' Anderson Espinoza: Heading to Cubs

Espinoza was traded from the Padres to the Cubs on Friday in exchange for Jake Marisnick, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Espinoza has struggled at High-A this year with a 5.02 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over 28.2 innings, but he'll receive a fresh start with a new organization. The right-hander figures to remain at the same level in the minors with Chicago.
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Padres' Anderson Espinoza: Ejected from Thursday start

Espinoza was ejected from his start for High-A Fort Wayne on Thursday after umpires detected a sticky substance on his glove following the first inning, Justin Prince of WFFT Fox 55 Fort Wayne reports. Espinoza could face a suspension if it is determined that he was in fact using an...
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Minors: Anderson Espinoza starts well again for Fort Wayne

Rounding up the action at the Padres’ minor league affiliates. Anderson Espinoza is again taking regular turns in high Single-A Fort Wayne’s rotation. Appears to be on an upswing, too. The 23-year-old right-hander struck out three batters over two scoreless innings in his third start of the season and the...
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Padres Down on the Farm: May 22 (Anderson Espinoza roughed up in second start of year)

San Diego Padres affiliates were 0-4 on Friday. Here is a recap of the day’s events. El Paso Chihuahuas (Lost 3-4 to Sugar Land) (8-6 on the season) The Chihuahuas opted for a bullpen game today. Right away, they looked like they were in trouble. Jesse Scholtens walked three batters in the first but managed to induce a double play to escape the threat. His lack of command caused him to be the only pitcher not to strike anyone out for the Chihuahuas. After getting his cup of coffee in the big leagues, John Andreoli is back at work in the minors. He doubled in the 6th inning and later scored to make it a one-run game. Matt Batten hit a solo home run to tie the game in the 7th. That wouldn’t be enough as the Skeets would push across a run in the bottom of the 9th to win the game.
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Minors: Anderson Espinoza chased in first inning in Fort Wayne

Rounding up the action at the Padres’ minor league affiliates. Anderson Espinoza was back on the mound Friday night at low Single-A Fort Wayne. The 23-year-old right-hander allowed five runs on five hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning in the TinCaps’ 7-1 loss to Lansing. Espinoza (0-1,...
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