To Add-bert Alzolay

The Cubs will be playing a doubleheader this coming Saturday at Cincinnati and Cubs #1 pitching prospect  is expected to be added to the Cubs MLB Active List as the "26th Man" and make his MLB debut by getting a start in one of the games. 

Here is the "26th Man" rule: 


Beginning on MLB Opening Day and extending up through August 31st, a club can temporarily add a 26th player to its MLB Active List on any day where two games are scheduled, as long as the second game was not scheduled as the result of a game that was postponed or suspended the previous day. If the postponed or suspended game was from the previous day, a "26th man" can be temporarily added to a club's MLB Active List for the second game only.  

1. The "26th man" must be on the club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) or has to be added to the club's 40-man roster that day. 

2. The "26th man" does not have to be a pitcher. 

3. In the case of two games being scheduled on the same day where the 26-man Active List limit is in effect for both games, the "26th man" cannot be switched between games. 

4. A minor league player can be added to a club's Active List as the "26th man" even if he has not spent ten days on Optional Assignment (or Outright Assignment) prior to being added. 

5. A "26th man" can remain on the Active List and a different player can be dropped the next day, as long as the "26th man" was not called up from the minors prior to spending at least ten days on Optional or Outright Assignment. However, a player called up as the "26th man" prior to spending at least ten days on Optional or Outright Assignment could remain on the 25-man roster if the player replaces a player who is placed on the Disabled List (or other MLB inactive list) the next day.

6. If a player is recalled as the "26th man" and is optioned or outrighted back to the minors the next day, the "10-day rule" clock (prohibiting a player from being recalled until he has spent at least ten days on Optional or Outright Assignment, unless he is replacing a player who is placed on the DL or other MLB inactive list) does not start over again. However many days toward ten that the player spent on Optional or Outright Assignment prior to being recalled as the "26th man" counts toward the ten days.

7. The "26th man" accrues one day of MLB Service Time.

Comments

Unfortunately, Alzolay getting lit up in the early going this afternoon. Thru 3 innings, he's allowed 4 runs on 6 hits, including 2 home runs. 

Duane Underwood has pitched pretty effectively this year, including his start last Friday. Perhaps he gets some consideration for the start too.

unless they hold underwood out from his next start it's alzolay or tseng. yow, 3hr given up by alzolay today. as good as alzolay is, it's probably important to keep his talent in perspective. he's the best cubs prospect, but he's only on 1 top-100 MLB prospect list (BP - #95). that said, i imagine he'll make all 3 of the major prospect lists with a decent AAA showing this year even if it's not spectacular. he just turned 23 a few months ago and has shown some great stuff outside of a couple bad outings.

Alzolay and Q on the same page today: both going 4.2 innings, giving up 9 hits and 3 home runs, with Adbert only giving up 5 runs to Q's 6.  It's like synchronized swimming but with cement shoes on. 

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