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Get to know new Cubs pitcher Conner Menez

2 weeks agoStaff Report

Being selected in a Rule 5 Draft by the Cubs was truly a family affair for Conner Menez.

The lefty was taken by the Cubs in the minor league phase of the 2021 Rule 5 draft from San Francisco — just like his grandfather was 54 years ago. Bill Plummer was selected in the Rule 5 draft by the Cubs in the 1967 Rule 5 Draft from the Cardinals.

Menez and Plummer discussed the similarities this winter — Menez was excited for the opportunity with the Cubs and discussed that and more with Taylor McGregor prior to Saturday’s game against the Diamondbacks.

Menez made his Cub debut Friday night in Arizona, pitching a scoreless inning with a strikeout. Watch the full interview above.  

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