According to a report from the Chicago Tribune on Sunday night, the Cubs optioned Clay Rapada back to Triple-A Iowa after Sunday’s game in order to make room on the 25-man roster for Daryle Ward. Ward will be activated before Tuesday’s game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington. Rapada faced one batter since his call-up on June 13th. Ward has been on the DL since June 3rd with a left hip strain. Ward was 1-for-13 (a double) during his 4-game rehab stint with the I-Cubs.
Will update if more information becomes available….