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Reports: Cubs set to recall RHP Ben Brown

Mar 16, 2024; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Chicago Cubs pitcher Ben Brown (86) on the mound in the first during a spring training game against the Los Angeles Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs are set to recall pitching prospect Ben Brown on Saturday, according to multiple reports, while left-hander Justin Steele will be placed on the 15-day injured list with a hamstring issue first diagnosed as a strain.

Steele was injured during his start on Opening Day, giving up one run on three hits with six strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings against the Texas Rangers.

The Cubs’ rotation also is without right-hander Jameson Taillon because of a back injury.

Brown, 24, was acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies in a 2022 trade for right-hander David Robertson. At Triple-A Iowa and Double-A Tennessee last season, the right-hander was 8-8 with a 4.27 ERA in 26 appearances (19 starts).

Brown is sent to slide directly into Steele’s spot in the rotation, putting him in line to make his major league debut in the upcoming first home series against the Colorado Rockies.

–Field Level Media

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