Instant Replay: Chicago Cubs Prospect Gets Good News In The Dugout

Apr 8, 2022, 1:19 PM | Updated: 1:23 pm
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - APRIL 07: A general view of Wrigley Field during the national anthem before the...
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - APRIL 07: A general view of Wrigley Field during the national anthem before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers on Opening Day at Wrigley Field on April 07, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois.

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.

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.

Roberts did not see action in the Cubs 5-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Opening Day.



RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer

US Routs Cuba 14-2 To Reach World Baseball Classic Final

Trea Turner homered twice to give him a tournament-leading four, and the defending champion United States romped over Cuba 14-2
4 days ago

Rehabbing Harper To Begin Revving It Up At Spring Training

Bryce Harper will start his spring training, which has been delayed as he recovers from reconstructive surgery on his right elbow, Wednesday.
15 days ago
Roki Sasaki of Samurai Japan...

Pitcher Roki Sasaki Next ‘Big Thing’ From Japanese Baseball

In Japan they call pitcher Roki Sasaki the "Monster of the Reiwa Era," which translates roughly into a "once-in-a-generation superstar."
16 days ago
shohei ohtani...

Japan Buzzing For Shohei Ohtani’s Return In WBC

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Lars Nootbaar just joined Japan's national team for the WBC but he is already a big fan of Shohei Ohtani.
16 days ago
MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer

Max Scherzer Tests Pitch Clock Limits, Gets Quick-Pitch Balk

Max Scherzer has theorized that baseball's new pitch clock will allow pitchers to dictate the pace of games.
20 days ago
Brian Preece

Clock-Off? Hitters React to Pitch Clock In Early MLB Spring Training Action

Major League Baseball opened its spring training schedule over the weekend, implementing a series of game-changing rules along the way.
23 days ago

Sponsored Articles

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.
KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.
Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.
ksl sports logos...
KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.
Iron Maiden tour...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden returns to Utah in 2022 with The Legacy of the Beast tour.
Instant Replay: Chicago Cubs Prospect Gets Good News In The Dugout