From the Wire….Pie Called Up and Guzman Optioned

Updated – 1:33pm C.T. – Angel Guzman Optioned to Triple-A Iowa

According to several reports out of Chicago, the Cubs will call up prize prospect Felix Pie and he will make his major league debut today against Greg Maddux and the San Diego Padres….Pie will start in center and hit in the leadoff spot. To make room for Pie, the Cubs are expected to put Alfonso Soriano on the 15-day DL.

The move to put Soriano on the DL appears to be precautionary. The MRI showed no damage but he is expected to “be out of action for the next 7-10 days.”

Update - According to a report on, Angel Guzman was optioned to Triple-A Iowa in order to make room for Felix Pie.

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"People ask me a lot about the values I got from playing for the Cubs for so many years. The value I got out of it was patience. A lot of people these days are not very patient." - Ernie Banks

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