Edwards Added To Cubs’ 40-Man Roster


The Chicago Cubs announced Thursday that 2014 Tennessee Smokies pitcher C.J. Edwards has been added to the Major League club’s 40-Man Roster. Thursday was the final day to protect players who were previously not on the 40-man roster from being selected in next month’s Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings in San Diego.

Edwards is coming off a strong Arizona Fall League campaign in which he posted a 1-0 record and 1.80 ERA (3 ER in 15.0 IP) over six starts, adding 13 strikeouts and a 1.07 WHIP. In ten starts with the Smokies this past season, the right-hander compiled a 1-2 record and 2.44 ERA (13 ER in 48.0 IP) in a year. The “String-Bean Slinger” missed the majority of the season due to a shoulder injury.

Including Edwards, the Cubs’ 40-Man Roster now includes 20 former Smokies:

RHP Jake Arrieta (2014)*
RHP Dallas Beeler (2011-13)
LHP Felix Doubront (2014)*
RHP C.J. Edwards (2014)
RHP Kyle Hendricks (2013)
LHP Eric Jokisch (2013)
RHP Blake Parker (2009-11)
RHP Neil Ramirez (2013)
LHP Zac Rosscup (2012-13)
RHP Brian Schlitter (2009, 12-13)
C Welington Castillo (2008-09, 12)
C Rafael Lopez (2013-14)
INF Arismendy Alcantara (2013)
INF Javier Baez (2013)
INF Starlin Castro (2009-10)
INF Christian Villanueva (2013-14)
INF Logan Watkins (2012)
OF Junior Lake (2011-12)
OF Jorge Soler (2014)
OF Matt Szczur (2012-13)

*Jake Arrieta & Felix Doubront both pitched for the Smokies on Major League Rehab Assignments.

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