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Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Gets start Wednesday
Amaya is in the Cubs' lineup Wednesday against the Giants.
Amaya will start at catcher and bat ninth with Yan Gomes getting a day off. The backup catcher has not tallied a hit in his last five games with a plate appearance, going 0-for-16.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Enters lineup Sunday
Amaya is starting at catcher and batting ninth in Sunday's game against the Reds.
With Yan Gomes getting a day off, Amaya will enter the lineup for the second time in the last three days. The Cubs did have a doubleheader Friday, otherwise Amaya likely wouldn't have seen the lineup as frequently to begin the month. As long as Chicago remains in the playoff race, the team figures to ride the veteran Gomes, which will keep Amaya on the bench most days.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Homers in win Sunday
Amaya went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Royals.
Amaya saw his first playing time in a week and made the most of it, blasting his fourth home run of the season in the eighth inning, which ended up being the deciding run. With the Cubs in the thick of a pennant race, veteran catcher Yan Gomes will likely see the bulk of the playing time moving forward, with Amaya capable of producing when called upon. The backup role limits the 24-year-old's fantasy outlook, at least for this year.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Starting at catcher
Amaya is starting at catcher and batting ninth in Friday's game versus the Cardinals.
Amaya has made a nice first impression with the Cubs and looks to be the preferred No. 2 option at catcher ahead of Tucker Barnhart. If Yan Gomes is traded before the deadline, Amaya could take on some mixed-league value. Gomes, who tripled twice Thursday -- the 36-year-old has two total triples in his prior six seasons coming into 2023 -- slots in at designated hitter Friday.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Picks up start Sunday
Amaya is starting at catcher and batting eighth in Sunday's game against the Orioles.
Amaya takes over behind the plate with Yan Gomes getting a day off. The 24-year-old has seemingly supplanted veteran Tucker Barnhart as the backup catcher, and he's supplied a solid .815 OPS and two home runs across his first 14 games at the MLB level.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Hits second career homer
Amaya went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's win over the Orioles.
Yan Gomes and Tucker Barnhart remain the Cubs' primary catchers, but manager David Ross has been getting Amaya involved when he can. The rookie has been paired up with Kyle Hendricks the last two times through the rotation and has garnered a few starts at DH against left-handed starters. Amaya's offensive upside has been on display, but as long as Gomes and Barnhart are healthy, he won't get enough at-bats to crack fantasy relevancy in standard leagues.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Another start Wednesday
Amaya is starting at catcher Wednesday against the Angels.
Yan Gomes and Tucker Barnhart will both ride the pine. Amaya has posted an .857 OPS through his first 29 major-league plate appearances this season with the Cubs and has now started four straight games between catcher and DH.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Hits first MLB home run
Amaya went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Padres.
Amaya's home run in the third inning against Drew Carlton was the first of his MLB career. The 24-year-old, who debuted with the Cubs earlier this year, was just recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday to replace Justin Steele (forearm) on the roster. Veterans Yan Gomes and Tucker Barnhart are mainstays behind the plate, but Amaya could push the issue if he hits well and Chicago decides it wants to go younger at some point.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Recalled from Iowa
Amaya was recalled from Triple-A Iowa by the Cubs on Saturday, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Amaya will grab the roster spot opened up by Justin Steele (forearm) being placed on the injured list. In his previous stint with the Cubs, Amaya went 3-for-13 (.213 average) with a pair of RBI over six MLB contests.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Optioned back to Triple-A
The Cubs optioned Amaya to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Yan Gomes (concussion) is back from the 7-day injured list, so Amaya will return to the minors to get regular playing time. The 24-year-old went 3-for-13 (.231 average) with two RBI over his first six major-league games.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Starting Sunday
Amaya is starting at catcher and batting ninth in Sunday's game against the Marlins.
Amaya made his MLB debut Thursday and has seen five at-bats so far with a single hit and two RBI. The 24-year-old is around due to Yan Gomes being out with a concussion. That should make Tucker Barnhart the starter most days until Gomes returns, though Amaya could carve out a larger role if he hits. Barnhart started Saturday's game, but Amaya pinch hit for him in the eighth inning.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Heads to bench Monday
Amaya is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Cardinals.
After starting three of the past four games at catcher while going 2-for-7 with a pair of RBI, Amaya will take a seat for the series opener with St. Louis while Tucker Barnhart checks in behind the dish. Amaya's run with the big club will likely come to an end soon, as Yan Gomes (concussion) took part in all baseball activities Monday and may be ready to return from the 7-day injured list later this week.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: In lineup for debut
Amaya is starting at catcher and batting ninth for the Cubs in Thursday's game versus the Nationals, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
It will be the major-league debut for Amaya, who received his first big-league promotion Tuesday. With Yan Gomes (concussion) out indefinitely, Amaya should see the occasional start behind Tucker Barnhart.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Gets first big-league call-up
Amaya was recalled Tuesday from Double-A Tennessee, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Amaya will join the Cubs ahead of Tuesday's game against the Nationals after Yan Gomes took a backswing to the helmet Monday. A former top-ranked prospect, Amaya was sporting an impressive 1.070 OPS with four home runs through 13 games this season at the Double-A level. Gomes has yet to be placed on the injured list, so Amaya could be in store for a short stay in the majors.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Healthy again at Double-A
Amaya (foot) has started at catcher in two of Double-A Tennessee's first four games, going 1-for-7 with a solo home run.
Amaya didn't make an appearance during the Cubs' Cactus League slate until March 28, but he showed enough improvement in his recovery from the Lisfranc fracture in his left foot that he suffered while playing with the Double-A club last September to avoid a stint on the injured list to open the 2023 campaign. The 23-year-old was limited to serving exclusively as a designated hitter in 2022 after he returned from Tommy John surgery, but he looks like he'll be able to play catcher on a full-time basis this season.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Optioned to Double-A
Amaya (foot) was optioned to Double-A Tennessee by the Cubs on Friday.
Amaya has yet to play this spring after suffering a Lisfranc fracture last September, although he's supposed to be close. Once healthy, he'll continue to hone his craft at Tennessee.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Nearing spring debut
Amaya (foot) took reps at catcher and hit during a simulated game Saturday and could make his Cactus League debut in the near future, LaMond Pope and Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Amaya looks to be nearing the finish line in his recovery from the Lisfranc fracture he sustained to his left foot while playing at Double-A Tennessee in mid-September. The 23-year-old backstop, who had already missed the first three months of the season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, served exclusively as a designated hitter for Tennessee but was expected to be ready to handle reps behind the plate in the Arizona Fall League had the foot injury not nixed those plans. Amaya said that he felt comfortable while making throws behind the plate Saturday, and his foot presented no complications while he was hitting. Once he makes his spring debut, Amaya should be in the clear for the start of the minor-league season in early April.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Working toward return
Amaya (foot) said Thursday he has yet to be fully medically cleared, though he has resumed some baseball activities, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Amaya suffered a Lisfranc fracture in his left foot last season with Double-A Tennessee. There is no word yet on whether he'll be ready for the start of the minor-league season, but he has begun catching bullpen sessions, throwing to bases and is cleared to hit -- all good signs. The 23-year-old catching prospect slashed .278/.379/.485 in Double-A last season and will likely be bumped up to Triple-A in 2023.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 230 lbs
|Birthplace: Chitre, Panama
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