Cory was claimed off waivers from San Diego, November 6, 2017, and is in his first season in the Cubs system ... made his major league debut in 2015 with the Padres and has appeared in 14 major league games... Owns a 27-15 record with a 3.79 ERA (154 ER/366.0 IP) in 116 minor league contests, including 53 starts, across seven minor league seasons... Posted no record with a 17.28 ERA (32 ER/16.2 IP) in his 14 relief outings with San Diego... Originally drafted by the Mets in the second round of the 2011 draft out of North Carolina State University ... graduated from Seneca Valley High School (Pa.).
Cory spent the majority of the season on the minor league disabled list ... made his season debut, June 30, and appeared in 23 minor league contests, going 2-0 with a 0.59 ERA (2 ER/30.1 IP) between the Rookie League Padres (rehab assignment) and Triple-A El Paso... Was selected to San Diego, September 12, and made six relief outings ... allowed 12 earned runs in 8.0 innings... Closed the season with two-straight scoreless outings (2.0 IP), September 26-29... Was placed on the minor league disabled list, April 6, with a right shoulder injury ... activated, July 24, after rehab outings in the Arizona League... Did not allow a run in 22 of his 23 minor league outings ... posted a 0.89 ERA (2 ER/20.1 IP) in 14 relief outings with Triple-A El Paso.
Cory missed nearly the entire season with a right labrum injury which required surgery ... appeared in two games with Triple-A El Paso prior to going on the disabled list, allowing one unearned run in 1.1 innings.
Made his Major League debut for San Diego, spending the majority of the season with Triple-A El Paso....Had five stints total for San Diego…first recalled on 4/26 for his first career Major League call-up and made his Major League the next day on 4/27 vs. HOU....Optioned back to El Paso on 5/1 before being recalled again on 5/19…sent back on 6/2 before being recalled again on 6/15 and optioned back on 6/18....Recalled a final time on 9/4 and placed on the 60-day DL with a strained right shoulder, missing the rest of the year....In 26 relief appearances for El Paso went 1-3 with a 3.97 ERA (15 ER, 34.0 IP) and 46 strikeouts against 12 walks with a .197 opponents batting average…over his first 12 appearances posted a 1.04 ERA (2 ER, 17.1 IP) and 27 strikeouts against four walks while limiting opponents to a .115 (6-for-52) average.
Began the season on the disabled list after sustaining a right triceps strain during Spring Training ... was activated, June 21 ... all told, was 7-2 with a 4.68 ERA (40 ER/77.0 IP) and 75 strikeouts in 14 starts between the Gulf Coast League Mets, Single-A St. Lucie, Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas... Went 5-1 with a 4.67 ERA (27 ER/52.0 IP) in nine starts with Triple-A Las Vegas, July 18-August 29.
Underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee on August 2... Made 13 appearances, 12 starts for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League…His final start came on July 3... Racked up 74 strikeouts in 66.0 innings of work... Struck out a season-high 11 batters in 6.2 innings on June 6 vs. Trenton.
Split the year between St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...Joined Binghamton (AA) on June 20...Was on the Disabled List from July 19-July 26, with a right thumb laceration...With the two teams, he posted a 10-6 record with a 3.96 ERA in 26 games, all starts...Had two complete games andone shutout, both with Binghamton...In 144.1 innings, he allowed 154 hits, 73 runs, 63 earned, with 36 walks and 104strikeouts...With St. Lucie, he was 5-0 with six no decisions in his first 11 starts...Lost his last outing in the FSL on June 9 vs.Charlotte...Pitched a season-best 7.0 innings to turn back Palm Beach on May 29...Allowed one run on three hits and struck outsix...Went 4-1 with a 2.19 ERA in nine night games (12 earned runs/49.2 innings) for St. Lucie...Won his first start for Binghamton in the second game of a June 20 doubleheader at Akron...Hurled a 7.0-inning completegame with one unearned run, five hits, one walk and four strikeouts...In five games in July, he posted a 3-2 record with a 2.79 ERA...In 29.0 innings, he gave up 23 hits, nine runs, earned withsix walks and 19 strikeouts...Had back-to-back wins in which he did not allow a run: July 7 vs. Altoona and July 13 vs. Erie (a complete game)...In acombined 14.0 innings, he allowed seven hits and two walks, while striking out seven...Pitched 7.0 innings six times, and 6.0 innings three times.
Began his professional career with Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League...Promoted to St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League on August 5.