• Why the Chicago Cubs chose to option right-hander Adrian Sampson to Triple A after a stellar outing

    14 days ago - By Bésame

    Right-hander Adrian Sampson did everything in his control to stick on the Chicago Cubs roster.
    Sampson impressed Sunday, shutting down the Atlanta Braves over 4⅔ innings of relief with five strikeouts, no walks and only one batter reaching base. But when the Cubs needed to remove one pitcher from their active roster by Monday's deadline for the 13-pitcher limit, Sampson was the odd man out.
    The rule initially was set to be implemented for the start of the season, then was pushed back twice because of the 99-day lockout's impact on pitchers' ability to build up.
    Manager David Ross described...
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