chicago cubs Infielder/outfielder Christopher Morrell was recalled from Triple-A Iowa ahead of Monday’s series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals.
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In the same move, outfielder Nelson Velazquez was optioned to Triple-A.
The series will mark the return of Wilson Contreras to Chicago after the three-time All-Star signed a free-agent deal with the rival Cardinals in the offseason.
Morrell, 23, made his major league debut last season when he was recalled from Double-A Tennessee, hitting .235 with 16 home runs and 47 RBI in 113 games. cub, But this season he didn’t make the opening day roster
At Iowa, Morrell averaged .330 with 11 home runs and 31 RBI in 29 games and made his way back to Chicago.
Velazquez, 24, was batting .241 with three home runs and six RBI in 13 games. cub, They . also made his major league debut for cub .210 hitter with nine home runs and 32 RBIs last season and in 90 career major league games
– Field Level Media