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Drew Smyly (bereavement) scratched Tuesday for Cubs, Scott Effross making spot start

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Drew Smyly was scratched from Tuesday's start against the Chicago White Sox and placed on the bereavement list.

What It Means:

The bereavement list requires a stay of 3-7 days and the Cubs haven't indicated how long Smyly will be gone. Scott Effross will make a spot start in place of Smyly on Tuesday, but the Cubs will likely go with a bullpen game. Effross has exclusively worked in relief in the majors since making his debut last season.

Through 10 innings and 134 pitches this season, Effross is recording a 1.44 xERA with a 32.4% strikeout rate and a 2.7% walk rate. numberFire's models project Effross for 1.58 innings and 9.45 FanDuel points on Tuesday.