Cubs place LHP Drew Smyly on bereavement list

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Drew Smyly watches the ball after surrendering a solo home run to Atlanta Braves' Austin Riley during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)(AP/John Bazemore)
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have placed left-hander Drew Smyly on the bereavement list and brought up right-hander Robert Gsellman from Triple-A Iowa.

Smyly was slated to start Tuesday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field. Right-hander Scott Effross got the call instead, beginning a bullpen day for the Cubs.

Left-hander Locke St. John was designated for assignment. He was optioned to Iowa on Sunday.

The 28-year-old Gsellman went 0-1 with a 3.77 ERA in 17 games last season with the New York Mets. He agreed to a non-roster deal with the Cubs in March.


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