Chicago Cubs rookie Hayden Wesneski pitches an immaculate inning, putting him in rare company: ‘It shows the kind of pit

Hayden Wesneski kept a simple approach when he knew he was on the verge of a rare feat. “The ninth one just let it rip,” he said, “and hope it happens.” Wesneski uncorked a slider down and away, forcing a swing-and-miss from catcher to finish off an immaculate inning in the fifth. The rookie right-hander … Read more

How new Iowa Cubs pitcher Hayden Wesneski became one of Chicago’s biggest trade deadline pickups

Hayden Wesneski was grabbing his golf clubs that were stored away at PNC Field, the home of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, when his phone rang on Aug. 1. It was Kevin Reese, the New York Yankees’ vice-president of player development. Reese called and told Wesneski he had been traded. But before Reese could even break who it … Read more

Why Cubs’ Scott Effross-Hayden Wesneski swap smartest deadline deal

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Update your settings here to see it. originally appeared on For all the criticism the received after holding on to top trade chips Ian Happ and Willson Contreras at the deadline, trading Scott Effross to the Yankees was a smart move. Yes, dealing one of … Read more