ST. LOUIS – The Chicago Cubs today recalled right-handed pitcher Trevor Megill from Triple-A Iowa and optioned infielder Sergio Alcántara to Iowa.
Megill, 27, is in his fourth stint with the club this season, having made five relief appearances. He turned in four scoreless outings (3.0 IP) prior to allowing six runs without retiring a batter in his most recent appearance, June 28 in Milwaukee. This season with Iowa, Megill has a 5.14 ERA (8 ER/14.0 IP) with one save in 12 relief outings, walking eight and striking out 20 batters.
The six-foot eight-inch Megill was selected by the Cubs in the major league portion of the 2019 Rule 5 draft from San Diego and last season spent time at the South Bend Alternate Site. He reached the Triple-A level for the first time in 2019, appearing in 32 games for El Paso and pitching to a 4.47 ERA (25 ER/50.1 IP).
Originally selected by the Padres in the seventh round of the 2015 draft out of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Megill owns an 11-3 record with 11 saves and a 3.53 ERA (67 ER/171.0 IP) in 114 career minor league games, all in relief.
Alcántara, 25, is hitting .171 (14-for-82) with three doubles, three triples, two home runs and five RBI in 39 games for Chicago this season.