SOUTH BEND — As reported by multiple media outlets in Chicago, Cubs left-handed pitcher Wade Miley is expected to make a rehabilitation assignment start with the South Bend Cubs on Friday as the first place Cubs take on the Cleveland Guardians Midwest League affiliate, the Lake County Captains.
Miley was originally placed on the injured list with a shoulder ailment, and last pitched in the Major Leagues on June 10 in The Bronx against the New York Yankees. Miley worked three scoreless innings that day versus New York, and struck out two batters.
It will be a homecoming of sorts for Miley when he pitches at Four Winds Field. The left-hander, who came up with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, played with the South Bend Silver Hawks in the 2009 season for manager Mark Haley. The southpaw started 21 games, and went 5-9 with a 4.12 ERA. In just over 113 innings, Miley walked just 29 and struck out 91 Midwest League batters.
Miley joins fellow Cubs lefty Drew Smyly as the two Major League players to rehab with High-A South Bend this season. It is not yet determined how long Miley’s outing will be on the mound.
Last year, both right-handed pitcher Rowan Wick, and shortstop Nico Hoerner played at Four Winds Field in rehab games. Miley’s appearance on Friday will be 15th total Major League rehab assignment since the club became a Cubs affiliate.
The South Bend Cubs lead the Midwest League West Division by four games over Cedar Rapids as the second half of the campaign is rolling right along.
First pitch on Friday night is set for 7:05 PM, with Fantastic Friday Fireworks slated to follow the game. Tickets are available at SouthBendCubs.com.