CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today placed left-handed pitcher Adam Morgan on the bereavement list and recalled right-handed pitcher Tommy Nance from Triple-A Iowa.
Nance, 30, begins his third stint with Chicago having gone 1-0 with a 5.06 ERA (12 ER/21.1 IP) in 19 relief appearances in his major league debut campaign. He has walked 10 and struck out 23, good for an average of 9.7 strikeouts per 9.0 innings. The six-foot six-inch righthander began his major league career with 11.1-consecutive scoreless innings spanning his first 11 outings, May 17-June 11.
Originally signed by Chicago as a non-drafted free agent in January of 2016, Nance this season with Iowa is 1-0 with a 2.35 ERA (4 ER/15.1 IP) in 10 relief appearances, having walked three with 18 strikeouts and a 0.65 WHIP.
Nance attended Long Beach State University in 2010, Cypress Junior College in 2011 and Santa Clara University in 2012-13. Prior to signing with Chicago, Nance appeared in 29 games for the Windy City ThunderBolts of the independent Frontier League in 2015.
Morgan, 31, has no record, four holds, two saves and a 3.32 ERA (8 ER/21.2 IP) in 29 relief appearances for Chicago since he was selected from Iowa, June 29.