CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs top pitching prospect C.J. Edwards should be making his next start for Double-A Tennessee after completing a long rehab in Arizona, according to general manage Jed Hoyer.
Edwards has been out since late April because of shoulder soreness after making only four starts this season. He has been pitching for the Cubs' rookie team in Mesa where he threw 3 2/3 innings Monday.
"He was a little wild early but overall good stuff," Hoyer said. "He was up to 94 mph."
Edwards was the centerpiece of a five-player deal that sent Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers last July. He had two MRI exams on his right shoulder, in April and then later in the summer, showing no structural damage.
"He looked free and easy," Hoyer said. "He's excited to get back out there."
Edwards threw a total of 5 2/3 innings in Arizona giving up one earned run.