Well, Ian Happ is here to stay....for now, anyway. Ben Zobrist reportedly felt good after batting practice and is ready to play. That means one less position player is needed, allowing the Cubs to recall a pitcher to help boost the bullpen.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 17, 2017
Johnson has shown swing and miss stuff as a reliever. His fastball now sits in the mid 90s and touches 97 and his power curve gives him a second plus pitch that can miss bats. Johnson struck out 21 batters in just 14 innings. He has walked 11 batters, but only one in his last 4 appearances combined. The Cubs saw enough progress to call him up and give him his first shot at the big leagues.
Happ will stay with the Cubs and it appears they are considering trying him at 3B and 1B to give him more opportunities to play.
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