CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs today recalled right-handed pitcher Dallas Beeler from Triple-A Iowa.
Beeler, who will wear uniform number 32, will serve as the club's 26th man today and will make his major league debut as the starting pitcher in the first game of today's doubleheader vs. the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field.
The 25-year-old Beeler is 5-3 with a 4.03 ERA (27 ER/60.1 IP) in 10 starts with Iowa this season, his first-career stop at Triple-A. The 6-foot-5, 210-pounder has walked only 15 batters and allowed just four home runs in 60.1 innings pitched, an average 2.2 walks per nine innings and one home run allowed per 15.0 innings. Beeler is limiting opponents to a .246 batting average, including a .194 mark to right-handed hitters. He has allowed three runs or less in eight of his 10 starts and one run or less in five outings this season.
The righthander is in his fifth professional campaign since being selected by the Cubs in the 41st round of the 2010 Draft out of Oral Roberts University. Beeler reached Double-A Tennessee in his first full pro campaign in 2011 and made a career-high 27 starts for Tennessee in 2012 before being slowed by a sprained finger on his right hand last year, limiting him to only nine starts. Beeler is a career 17-21 with a 3.71 ERA (150 ER/364.1 IP) in 76 minor league outings (68 starts).
Beeler is a native of Tulsa, Okla., and a 2008 graduate of Jenks (Okla.) High School.