Duane Underwood Recalled, Kimbrel to IL with Right Knee Inflammation

According to a report from Jesse Rogers, the Cubs have recalled righty reliever Duane Underwood Jr. from Triple-A. The corresponding move was “unclear” as of post time, so we’ll have to wait and see on that.

You may recall that Underwood came up briefly when Pedro Strop first went on the IL with left neck tightness, but then headed right back after the Cubs acquired David Phelps. Tyler Chatwood went three innings for an unconventional save Sunday, after which we learned he was under the weather, so could he perhaps be down for a while.

Update: Jesse Rogers has replied to multiple people on Twitter to say that he believes Craig Kimbrel is going to the IL, but that he wants to be sure. The fact that he’s comfortable even saying that much is not a great sign. Maybe he’s just gotten whatever bug is going around and this is just super precautionary.

Update 2: Jesse Rogers now confirming the above, that Craig Kimbrel hitting the IL is indeed the corresponding move. Ugh. Knee inflammation is certainly preferred to an arm issue, but I think we all could have lived without this news. Rogers goes on to say that Kimbrel felt an issue with the knee in his last outing on Saturday against Milwaukee.

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