The Chicago Cubs today selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Jen-Ho Tseng from Triple-A Iowa. To make room for Tseng on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Pierce Johnson has been designated for assignment. The club’s active roster now stands at 35 players.
Tseng, who will wear uniform number 39, joins his first major league roster and will make the start tonight against the New York Mets at Wrigley Field.
The 22-year-old Tseng today was named Chicago’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year after going 13-4 with a 2.54 ERA (41 ER/145.1 IP) this season in 24 starts between Double-A Tennessee and Iowa. In 15 starts with Tennessee, Tseng went 7-3 with a 2.99 ERA (30 ER/90.1 IP), fanning 83 batters and walking 24. He was promoted to Triple-A for the first time following his first-career 10-strikeout game, July 3 vs. Jacksonville. The right-hander excelled in Iowa, posting a 6-1 record to go along with a 1.80 ERA (11 ER/55.0 IP) in nine starts.