Cubs Roster Update: Rosscup Called Up, Floro Back Down, 40-Man Move TBD

Looks like the revolving door at the back end of the Cubs’ bullpen is going through another revolution. Felix Pena, Pierce Johnson, and Dylan Floro have all taken turns, the latter more than once, as the team continues to stream fresh arms to fill out the roster.

This time, it’s Zac Rosscup getting the call to replace Floro, who was sent back to Iowa after wearing one Sunday afternoon. Which is to say he stayed in the game despite getting shelled in his second inning of work in a Cubs blowout. That’s not the only reason he was moved, mind you, but he wasn’t going to be of much use in the immediate future as a result of the outing.

Rosscup is a familiar name, having made 61 appearances for the Cubs since his debut in 2013. Results have been mixed and he’s had a little trouble with walks, but that 10.99 K/9 is kinda sexy. He’s been even more whiff-tastic at AAA this season, posting 14.36 K/9 while walking only 1.72 men for every nine innings pitched.

Because Rosscup was not already on the 40-man roster, which is currently full, there will have to be a corresponding move to accommodate him. Aaron Brooks, Jake Buchanan, and Jack Leathersich have all struggled to some extent and could removed, though there’s more to it than just looking at a rough ERA. We’ll know soon enough, so stay tuned for more.


Buchanan was DFA’d in order to make room for Rosscup.

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