The Cubs’ rotating cadre of backup catchers turns once more in the present day, as Jose Lobaton lands on the 60-day injured listing after spraining his shoulder on the finish of final evening’s ballgame. Taylor Gushue has been recalled to take his roster spot, per The Athletic’s Sahadev Sharma (via Twitter).
Backing up Willson Contreras has proved to be one of many recreation’s extra harmful professions this 12 months, with Lobaton becoming a member of P.J. Higgins and Austin Romine on the 60-day injured listing. Tony Wolters really opened the season because the backup, however he was designated for project. Lobaton managed to make it into simply six video games with out recording successful in 13 plate appearances.
Gushue now steps into the chance, ready to make his Main League debut. The Cubs are Gushue’s third group after Pittsburgh and Washington. The switch-hitting catcher has performed properly in his first little bit of motion with the Cubs, slashing .272/.328/.440 in 137 plate appearances as the first catcher for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs.