Canadian pitcher Adam Loewen has withdrawn from the World Baseball Classic and will be replaced by Ryan Kellogg, Baseball Canada announced Wednesday.
Kellogg, a member of the Chicago Cubs since being drafted in the fifth round in 2015, played the 2016 season with Single-A South Bend. In 130.2 innings, the Whitby, Ont. native went 9-7 with a 3.03 ERA.
Kellogg’s previous international experience includes helping the Junior National Team claim silver medals at the COPABE 18U Pan Am Championships (2011) and IBAF 18U Baseball World Cup (2012).