Contrary to an earlier report, neither Caleb Kilian nor Hayden Wesneski will be called up to make a start against the Cardinals. Instead, righty Javier Assad will be promoted to take the bump in the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader. The 25-year-old Assad has a 2.66 ERA over 23 games (21 starts) between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa.
RHP Javier Assad will be called up and start Game 1 of the doubleheader tomorrow vs. Cardinals.
Assad, 25, has a 2.66 ERA between Double A and Triple A this year.
— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) August 22, 2022
His performance at Iowa has included 37 strikeouts with just seven walks over 36.2 innings and he last started on August 18 against Indianapolis. Assad is not on the 40-man roster, so there will need to be a move on that front. This is a little bit curious given the roster crunch and presence of those other pitchers down in Iowa, but this could be as much a matter of timing as anything else. Plus, Assad has been hot.