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Blake Parker | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cubs recalled RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa.
He'll take the place of Neil Ramirez in the Cubs bullpen. The Cubs needed another arm that was capable of working multiple innings, and Parker fits the bill. He owns a 9.53 ERA, 1.94 WHIP and 3/2 K/BB ratio over his 5 2/3 innings with the club this season. Jul 26 - 1:07 PM

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Cubs optioned RHP Blake Parker to Triple-A Iowa.

Parker has allowed six runs over 5 2/3 relief innings for the Cubbies this season. He's being replaced in the bullpen by Zach Rosscup.
Jul 11 - 12:35 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa.

Parker has allowed three earned runs in 2 2/3 innings this season with the big club. He'll be used in the middle innings.
Jul 6 - 11:13 AM

Cubs optioned RHP Blake Parker to Triple-A Iowa.

Parker has allowed three earned runs in 2 2/3 innings this season with the big-league club. The Cubs activated Wesley Wright from paternity leave in a related move.
May 29 - 2:46 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa.

Parker has been knocked around in his brief time with the big club this season but boasts a 0.77 ERA and 15/0 K/BB ratio over 11 2/3 relief innings at Iowa. He could only be up for a couple days while Wesley Wright is on paternity leave.
May 27 - 6:25 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Blake Parker to Triple-A Iowa.

Parker surrendered five hits and three earned runs in 1 2/3 innings of relief during his 11-day stay with the Cubs. He should get another shot later this year.
Apr 24 - 10:57 AM

Cubs recalled RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa.

He's taking Chris Rusin's spot in the bullpen. Parker failed to earn an Opening Day 'pen job even after posting a 2.72 ERA and 55/15 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 frames for the Cubs last season. He'll work in middle relief.
Apr 13 - 9:39 AM

Cubs optioned RHP Blake Parker to Triple-A Iowa.

The 28-year-old right-hander was terrific in a bullpen role for the Cubs in 2013, so this move comes as a mild surprise. He struggled in Cactus League play though, posting a 9.00 ERA, 2.00 WHIP and 3/6 K/BB ratio in his six innings of work. He'll get an opportunity with the Cubs at some point this season.
Mar 22 - 12:40 PM

Cubs manager Dale Sveum indicated Saturday that Blake Parker could be the favorite to take over at closer if Kevin Gregg is traded.

"(He would be) tough to replace," Sveum said of Gregg. "He has done a great job. Maybe you could look at (Blake) Parker because he has done it in Triple-A if that comes to (pass). But obviously you have to use somebody, so it'll be a wait-and-see situation." Gregg will almost surely be dealt, so those in deep leagues should consider stashing Parker now. The 28-year-old holds a 2.19 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 15/5 K/BB ratio over 12 1/3 innings since being called up at the beginning of June. Sveum could also consider using James Russell if he decides to play the matchups.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 08:55:00 AM

Cubs purchased the contract of RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa.

Parker has spent all season at the Cubs' Triple-A affiliate, where he had a 2.04 ERA in 16 games. The 27-year-old will serve as a middle reliever with Rafael Dolis on the disabled list.
Sat, Jun 1, 2013 01:50:00 PM

Cubs re-signed RHP Blake Parker to a minor league contract.

Parker appeared in seven games with the Cubs and finished the season on the 60-day disabled list. The 27-year-old will need to prove he's fully healthy if he hopes to compete for a spot on the Opening Day roster.
Sun, Nov 18, 2012 05:47:00 PM

Cubs sent RHP Blake Parker outright to Triple-A Iowa.

The 27-year old right-hander posted a 6.00 ERA, 2.50 WHIP and 6/5 K/BB ratio over six innings of work with the Cubs during the season before being placed on the DL with a bone contusion in his right elbow.
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 10:37:00 PM

Cubs placed RHP Blake Parker on the 60-day disabled list with a bone contusion in his right elbow.

It's the same injury that landed him on the disabled list earlier this year. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the newly-claimed Jason Berken.
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 04:48:00 PM

Cubs activated RHP Blake Parker from the 60-day disabled list.

Parker had a 5.06 ERA and 13/1 K/BB ratio over 10 2/3 innings during his rehab stint with Triple-A Iowa. The 27-year-old right-hander has been sidelined since early June with a stress reaction in his elbow.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 05:27:00 PM

Blake Parker (elbow) struck out one over a scoreless inning of work Monday in his first minor league rehab appearance with Triple-A Iowa.

Parker has been sidelined since early June with a stress reaction in his elbow. Barring any setbacks, he should join the Cubs' bullpen in September.
Tue, Aug 7, 2012 12:11:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Starlin Castro
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Junior Lake
2Chris Coghlan
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
RF1Nate Schierholtz
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4James Russell
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Justin Grimm
8Brian Schlitter
9Kyuji Fujikawa