And the revolving door gets another spin. In a move you knew was coming as soon as he threw a pitch, Seth Frankoff was optioned to AAA to make room for a fresh arm in the pen. The longtime minor leaguer’s debut actually went really well, the only real blemish a low, inside breaking ball that Charlie Blackmon turned on and golfed into the bleachers.
Felix Pena returns to Chicago for what feels like the 57th time this season as the team continues to stream relievers. That need increased when Kyle Hendricks went to the DL, forcing Mike Montgomery back to the rotation. Jon Lester’s short start the other day further exacerbated the issue.
Expect further moves if and when Pena sees action, though I suppose that depends on whether the other guys at Iowa have actually had 10 days back there and can come up. I’ve honestly lost track.