Carl Edwards, Jr., Relief Pitcher, Chicago Cubs, #6
Date of Birth: 9/3/1991
Birthplace: Newberry, South Carolina
Nickname: The String Bean Slinger
Carl Edwards, Jr., relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, was first drafted in 2011 by the Texas Rangers. He pitched in the Rangers' minor league system in 2012. He was traded to the Cubs on July 22, 2013. He continued to pitch in the minors, finishing the 2013 season with a 1.96 ERA. He was named the Minor League Pitcher of the Year that season.
Edwards pitched 4.2 innings in 5 games with the Cubs in 2016. He spent the rest of the season in the minors.
In 2016, Edwards pitched in 36 games with the Cubs. He finished the season with no wins and 1 loss, 2 saves, and 52 strikeouts to 14 walks in 36.0 innings. He pitched 6.1 innings in 8 games in the postseason and he gave up 5 hits and 2 runs. In the tenth inning of Game 7 of the World Series, he got the first two outs of the inning and he gave up one run