Cubs recall RHP Yoervis Medina from Triple-A Iowa

Lefthander Zac Rosscup placed on the 15-day disabled list

CLEVELAND - The Chicago Cubs today recalled right-handed pitcher Yoervis Medina from Triple-A Iowa and placed left-handed pitcher Zac Rosscup on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation.

Medina will wear uniform number 33 and is available for tonight's game against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.

Medina, 26, was acquired from the Seattle Mariners for catcher Welington Castillo on May 19 and has since appeared in 10 games for Iowa, producing a 2.57 ERA (2 ER/7.0 IP) in his last six relief appearances dating to May 31. 

The 6-foot-3, 245-pound righthander has posted a 2.82 ERA (43 ER/137.0 IP) in 141 appearances out of the Mariners bullpen the last three seasons, turning in a 10-9 record with 43 holds and two saves. He has struck out 140 batters in 137.0 innings while limiting opponents to a .216 batting average, including a .228 mark vs. right-handed hitters and a .198 mark vs. lefthanders. Medina has held opponents to a .325 on-base percentage and only a .321 slugging percentage, good for just a .646 opponents OPS.

Medina broke into the big leagues with the Mariners in 2013 and went 4-6 with one save and a 2.91 ERA (22 ER/68.0 IP) in 63 relief appearances while ranking second among all American League rookies with 19 holds. Last season, he improved upon those numbers by going 5-3 with 21 holds and a 2.68 ERA (17 ER/57.0 IP) in 66 relief outings while leading the Mariners and ranking 12th in the league in holds. This year, Medina was 1-0 with three holds, one save and a 3.00 ERA (4 ER/12.0 IP) in 12 relief outings for Seattle prior to the trade.

Medina is a native of Puerto Cabello, Venezuela and originally signed with the Mariners as a non-drafted free agent in 2005.

Rosscup, 27, is 2-1 with a 4.30 ERA (11 ER/23.0 IP) in 26 relief appearances for Chicago this season after he was recalled from Iowa, April 14. He is 3-1 with a 5.44 ERA (26 ER/43.0 IP) and 53 strikeouts in 54 career relief outings for the Cubs spanning parts of the last three seasons.