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Chris Rusin | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Cubs optioned LHP Chris Rusin to Triple-A Iowa.
Rusin holds a 7.11 ERA over four relief appearances for the Cubs this season. He'll presumably return to Iowa's rotation. Aug 10 - 11:06 AM

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Cubs recalled LHP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa.

Rusin has allowed six runs in 8 2/3 innings this season for Chicago. He will pitch in middle relief.
Jul 30 - 5:50 PM

Cubs optioned LHP Chris Rusin to Triple-A Iowa.

Rusin has given up six runs over 8 2/3 relief innings for the Cubs this season. He's clearing room for Dallas Beeler, who will start on Wednesday against the Reds.
Jul 9 - 3:37 PM

Cubs recalled LHP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa.

He'll fill one of the vacancies in the Cubs rotation following the trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. Rusin allowed one run in five innings during his only appearance with the Cubs this season.
Jul 5 - 1:21 PM

Cubs optioned LHP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa.

Rusin pitched five solid innings of long relief in the Cubs' loss to the Cardinals on Saturday. He nearly cracked the Opening Day rotation this spring and could be in line for a spot start sometime down the road.
Apr 12 - 5:19 PM

Cubs recalled LHP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa.

Rusin was beaten out for the final spot in the Cubs Opening Day rotation by Carlos Villanueva. He'll provide depth in the bullpen as a long reliever.
Apr 12 - 12:01 PM

Cubs optioned LHP Chris Rusin to Triple-A Iowa.

Rusin lost out on the final spot in the rotation to Carlos Villanueva. He could be the first name called when a starter is needed from the minors.
Mar 30 - 4:02 PM

Chris Rusin had a nightmarish performance against the D'Backs on Wednesday, allowing nine runs in 2 2/3 innings.

Rusin allowed runs in each of the three innings in which he appeared. Overall, he allowed ten hits. Four were singles, two were doubles, and four were home runs. Rusin's odds of inclusion at the back of the Cubs' starting rotation may have taken a hit.
Mar 26 - 6:11 PM

Chris Rusin pitched well in Friday's Cactus League victory over the White Sox, scattering two hits over five scoreless innings.

The 27-year-old hurler struck out two without issuing a walk in the contest. He now owns a 3.78 ERA and 7/3 K/BB ratio through 16 1/3 innings on the spring. He could begin the season as the fifth starter in the Cubs rotation while Jake Arrieta works his way back from injury.
Mar 21 - 8:44 PM

Chris Rusin allowed four runs in 2 1/3 innings in a loss to the Pirates on Tuesday.

Rusin allowed six hits, including a Jordy Mercer home run, and one walk while striking out one on Tuesday. The wheels really fell off for Rusin down the stretch -- the left-hander owned a 2.85 ERA on September 12, but a clunker against the Brewers and his protracted start on Tuesday leaves him with a 3.93 ERA to end the season. He'll finish the year with a 2-6 record.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 12:24:00 AM

Chris Rusin allowed six runs over four innings in a loss to the Brewers on Wednesday.

Rusin has generally been good for the Cubs this year, but the Brewers got to him for a five-run first inning on Wednesday. The big blow was a grand slam off the bat of Sean Halton, but Rusin also gave up a home run to Khris Davis before exiting. The clunker took his ERA from 2.85 to 3.52 through 12 starts. He's got another tough assignment next week against the Pirates.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 11:04:00 PM

Chris Rusin gave up three runs -- two earned -- over five innings Saturday in a no-decision vs. the Phillies.

Rusin walked three and allowed three hits -- including a second-inning home run to Kevin Frandsen. The left-hander has been good overall since taking Matt Garza's rotation spot but he's not a recommended fantasy option outside of NL-only formats. He gets the Brewers next time out.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 07:44:00 PM

Chris Rusin didn't allow any runs over 6 1/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Padres.

Rusin has been solid for the Cubs since taking over Matt Garza's rotation spot, but continues to struggle to pitch deep into games. He gave up three hits, four walks, and finished with three strikeouts. Rusin will take a 2.64 ERA and 1.29 WHIP into his next start Saturday vs. the Phillies.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 09:36:00 PM

Chris Rusin allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Nationals on Tuesday.

Rusin was actually fortunate to escape without further damage, as he allowed 10 hits and two walks on the night. It was an unorthodox route, but the southpaw has now allowed two runs or fewer in three straight starts. Despite the 3.08 ERA in seven starts this year, Rusin is 2-3 heading into his start against the Padres at Petco Park on Sunday.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 12:07:00 AM

Chris Rusin took a loss after allowing two runs and three hits in six innings against the Reds on Wednesday.

It's the fourth time in five starts since he was called up on July 22 that he's allowed two or fewer runs. Rusin lacks overwhelming stuff, but he's done excellent work in keeping NL hitters off balance. Mixed leaguers may want to give him a whirl with a home start against the Nats and a road start versus the Padres up next week.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 05:22:00 PM

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