Instant Replay: Chicago Cubs Prospect Gets Good News In The Dugout
SALT LAKE CITY – Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Ethan Roberts learned he had made the Opening Day roster for the first time earlier this week.
On Monday, April 4, as the Cubs prepared to wrap up an abrupt spring training, their 2018 fourth round pick learned his performance in spring training had earned him a spot in the Cubs Opening Day bullpen at Wrigley Field on Thursday.
Here’s David Ross telling Ethan Roberts that he’s made the Opening Day roster for the Cubs! pic.twitter.com/MIIUzHEXrx
— Aldo Soto (@AldoSoto21) April 4, 2022
Roberts, who appeared in 39 games between Chicago’s double and triple- A affiliates in Tennessee and Iowa. Prior to hearing the news, Roberts had a batted ball strike his pitching hand before he recovered and retired the batter.
After taking a seat in the dugout, Roberts was approached by manager David Ross, “Hey, can you still shake my hand?” Ross asked. After Roberts assured his manager the hand was fine, Ross congratulated him on making the team.
RHP Ethan Roberts has made the #Cubs opening day roster. He got the good news in the dugout from David Ross after his outing today.
Roberts called called making the team like “three different flavors of icing on top of a cake.” pic.twitter.com/ZM1loA4jwZ
— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) April 4, 2022
Roberts did not see action in the Cubs 5-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Opening Day.