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Chicago Cubs call up Prince George's Jared Young

28-year-old infielder/outfielder joins Cubs for stretch playoff drive
Jared Young heads for second base after delivering the first hit of his major league career in his first game, Sept. 16, 2022 in Chicago against the Colorado Rockies. The Cubs on Tuesday recalled Young from triple-A Iowa.

Jared Young is back in the major leagues.

The Chicago Cubs recalled the 28-year-old Prince George native on Tuesday from their Iowa triple-A affiliate.

 An injury to infielder Nick Madrigal, who left Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury and was placed on the 10-day injury list, prompted the recall.

Since being returned to Iowa July 23, he’s been ripping it up in the International League. In mid-August, Young was selected for a league player of the week award while hitting six home runs in seven games.

Through 14 games in September, Young hit .345 with a .438 on-base percentage and .438 OPS (on-base plus slugging).

In 310 triple-A at-bats this season, he has a.310 batting average and .994 OPS with 21 home runs, 72 runs batted in and seven stolen bases.

Young batted .171 (6-for-35) with one home run in 13 games this season for Chicago.

He is expected to be used primarily as a pinch hitter as the Cubs try to nail down a wildcard playoff spot heading into the final two weeks of the season.

The Cubs will try to snap a five-game losing streak when they begin a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates today at Wrigley Field. Chicago hosts Colorado in a three-game set on the weekend.

They wrap up the regular season on the road next week in Atlanta and Milwaukee.

The Cubs are 78-72 and hold the third and final wildcard spot ahead of the Cincinnati Reds.

Young will be sporting a different uniform number now that Cubs pitcher Jose Cuas is wearing No. 74.