Cubs call up Ian Happ for MLB debut

LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 25: Ian Happ (R) #86 of the Chicago Cubs high-fives teammates including Taylor Davis #82 after Happ hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds during their exhibition game at Cashman Field on March 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Cubs won 11-7. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS – The wait is over for Ian Happ.

The Cubs number two prospect is making his Major League debut Saturday against the Cardinals.

Happ, who can play a variety of positions, will start in right field and bat second behind Kyle Schwarber.

The 22-year-old former first round pick went on a tear this spring, batting .383 with five homers and 21 RBI.

Happ’s hot start extended into the regular season in Triple A Iowa, where he’s racked up nine home runs and 25 RBI in 26 games while hitting .298.