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Opportunities Await Several Iowa Pitchers

Hart likely to go back up (PHOTO/LARRY WOOLIS)

With the upcoming September 1 roster expansion, the Chicago Cubs will dip into its minor league system to add help, and several pitchers with Class AAA Iowa could be up (or back up) with the big league team.

Michael Wuertz The right-handed reliever has regularly taken the mound at Wrigley Field over the past five seasons, but was sent down to Iowa on July 11 to work on his slider. He has made 12 appearances with Iowa, allowing seven runs over 14 2/3 innings. "What you get to do down here is go with the adjustments," said Iowa pitching coach Mike Mason, who added that Wuertz's slider is...

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