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Blake Parker | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cubs released RHP Blake Parker.
The move comes just one day after the club designated him for assignment to make room for James Russell on the 40-man roster. Parker had decent numbers in the minors in recent years and should find another club to latch on with. May 6 - 9:10 PM

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Cubs designated RHP Blake Parker for assignment.

Parker's being DFA'ed to make room for James Russell. The 29-year-old Parker posted a 5.14 ERA and 24/4 K/BB ratio over 21 innings last season. He has a chance to pass through waivers.
May 5 - 7:52 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Blake Parker to Triple-A Iowa.

Parker, 29, had a 5.14 ERA and 24/4 K/BB ratio across 21 innings with the Cubs last season. We'll likely see him in Chicago's bullpen again at some point this year.
Mar 26 - 4:36 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa.

Parker has been up and down several times this year, posting a 6.08 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in 13 1/3 innings. The righty will serve as a middle reliever down the stretch.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 11:11:00 AM

Cubs optioned RHP Blake Parker to Triple-A Iowa.

Parker threw a scoreless inning in his one day up with the big club in his most recent stint. He'll be back in September.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 08:20:00 AM

Cubs recalled RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa.

Parker will be the 26th man as the Cubs and Giants complete their abbreviated "doubleheader." The righty owns a 6.57 ERA this year in 12 1/3 big league innings.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 08:35:00 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Blake Parker to Triple-A Iowa.

Parker gets the boot to open a roster spot for Javier Baez, who will make his Cubs debut Tuesday night. Parker owns a 6.57 ERA this year in 12 1/3 big league innings.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 04:19:00 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa.

Parker been shuttled back and forth between Chicago and Iowa this season whenever the Cubs need an extra arm in the bullpen. The 29-year-old will function in middle relief for the Cubs.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 08:16:00 PM

Cubs optioned RHP Blake Parker to Triple-A Iowa.

Parker made two scoreless appearances since being recalled on July 26. The right-hander was sent down for another bullpen arm after Tuesday's 16-inning game.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 07:52:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 01:07:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 12:35:00 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.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 11:13:00 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.
Thu, May 29, 2014 02:46:00 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.
Tue, May 27, 2014 06:25:00 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.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 10:57:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Taylor Teagarden
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
3Mike Baxter
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Clayton Richard
7Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Edwin Jackson
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood