Cubs option RHP Caleb Kilian to Triple-A Iowa


(670 The Score) The Cubs on Tuesday optioned top pitching prospect Caleb Kilian back to Triple-A Iowa after his recent struggles, according to multiple reports.

Kilian, 25, has a 10.32 ERA and 2.03 WHIP in 11 1/3 innings across three starts for the Cubs. He was roughed up in the Cubs’ 12-1 loss to the Pirates on Monday, allowing seven runs, including five earned, in 2 1/3 innings while giving up three hits and five walks to go with three strikeouts.

In a corresponding move, Chicago recalled right-hander Mark Leiter Jr. from Triple-A Iowa. He has a 6.23 ERA in seven appearances for Chicago this season.

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