RP - CHC - IL10
Rowan Wick (ribs) played catch within the past few days and “felt good” afterwards, said Cubs manager David Ross.
Wick is dealing with an intercostal injury and has no timetable for a return. According to Ross, there’s been a lot of “positive feedback” from Wick. The right-hander will continue to ramp up his activity during Spring Training and hopes to be back by Opening Day. Wick will serve as one of the Cubs top setup men in 2021.
Chicago Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy said Thursday that it might be "ambitious" for Cubs relief pitcher Rowan Wick to be ready for the start of the 2021 MLB season.
Wick ended last season with an oblique injury, and it seems as if that has carried on into spring training. Wick appeared in 19 games in 2020's shortened season, notching four saves and five holds with a 3.12 ERA over 17.1 innings pitched. When he is able to return to the field, Wick should be in line to command the setup role for the Cubs behind Craig Kimbrel as the closer.
Rowan Wick will be delayed to start training camp due to an intercostal injury.
The severity of Wick’s injury is unknown at this time, but he will be delayed to start training camp. His 2020 campaign ended early after he sustained an oblique strain. Cubs manager David Ross recently named Craig Kimbrel as the team’s closer. If healthy, Wick could pick up some save opportunities after converting four saves last season. Wick owned a 3.12 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and a 20:6 K:BB across 33 1/3 innings in 2020.
Rowan Wick went on the IL on Saturday with a left oblique strain. Andrew Chafin (finger) was activated off the IL in a corresponding move.
Wick had been passed over for save opportunities in favor of Jeremy Jeffress, so he was largely unrostered in most leagues. It can stay that way for the rest of the season.
Rowan Wick tossed the seventh inning of Wednesday's game against the Indians, striking out one. The Cubs won 3-2 in extra innings.
Wick set the table for Craig Kimbrel and Jeremy Jeffress on Wednesday, so it's clear that Kimbrel would likely get save opportunities should Jeffress falter or get injured. Wick now has a 3.12 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 20 strikeouts in 17 and 1/3 innings.