Chicago Cubs left-hander Justin Steele detoured from his locker when he entered the visitors clubhouse at Nationals Park last week with a destination in mind.
Across the room, Steele found Miguel Amaya and approached the young catcher with a brief message, complimenting the 24-year-old’s performance during their pregame bullpen.
Amaya hadn’t played above Double-A Tennessee when the Cubs promoted him to fill in while Yan Gomes was sidelined on the seven-day concussion injured list. Tommy John surgery and a Lisfranc injury sidelined him for most of the previous two seasons. Since 2020, Amaya had started only 32 minor-league games before earning his first big-league call-up.
He appeared in six Cubs games, starting four at catcher.
“He’s an unbelievable player, unbelievable…
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