Former Kansas City Monarch left handed pitcher Eric Stout has been called up to the major leagues by the Chicago Cubs.  He is available to pitch tonight against the San Diego Padres and will wear the number 46. Stout pitched for the Monarchs in 2021 before his contract was purchased by the Miami Marlins organization and he was assigned to AAA Jacksonville.Stout re-signed with the Monarchs in the off season after winter ball.  The Chicago Cubs organization purchased the contract from Kansas City on March 16 and assigned him to the Iowa Cubs their AAA affiliate.Stout, in 16 games, one start had a record of two wins two losses 3.94 earned run average in 29 2/3 innings. He struck out 48 hitters so far this year in Iowa.A 29-year-old left-handed pitcher was selected by Kansas City in the 13th round of the 2014 major league draft.Monarchs Manager Joe Calfapietra said “We are all very excited that Eric is getting this opportunity to return to the major leagues tonight and that isn’t understatement.This has been a long journey back and we are also proud of his dedication desire and determination to make this happen.The story continues – this is the franchise’s third player to reach the major leagues in the past three seasons: Johnny Davis / Akeem Bostick / Eric StoutHe’s a true example of what this process is all about.”