Cubs’ Golden Brewer breaks the wall with a pitch after a rough outing

The Chicago Cubs placed right-handed pitcher Golden Brewer on the 60-day injured list Sunday because he suffered a broken left arm after punching a dugout wall in frustration the previous day.

Brewer entered Saturday’s game in relief of starter Kyle Hendricks in the third inning with the Cubs down 2-0 against the Los Angeles Angels. He got just two outs before being lifted, and was charged with two hits, two walks and three runs (one earned) on a hit batter.

The Angels won 7-0.

“My intention was not to break my arm,” Brewer told reporters Sunday. “I get frustrated and make mistakes. It’s not an excuse. I have a lot to prove and I’m willing to do things like that. Emotions get the best of us sometimes.”

The six-year veteran has made 16 relief appearances in his first season with the Cubs. The 31-year-old has no hits to go along with a 5.66 ERA, one save and a blown save, 22 strikeouts and nine walks.

“When those things happen, you know you’ve been ripped off,” manager Craig Council told reporters. “That’s the conversation. Then there are consequences for the mistakes you make. It was an unfortunate mistake and he let his emotions get the best of him. It wasn’t him, but it was his fault.”

In a corresponding move, the Cubs called up right-hander Hunter Pick from Triple-A Iowa. In 11 games with Iowa, Bigge, 26, is 1-0 with a 0.77 ERA and six saves.

The Cubs selected Biggs with a 12th-round pick in 2019 out of Harvard. He has yet to make his major league debut.

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Field media contributed to this report.

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