From the Wire….Fox to the DL, Ascanio Recalled

According to a report on, Chad Fox was placed on the 15-day DL following Monday night’s win against the Astros with ulnar neuritis. The report indicated Fox “felt some tingling in his right arm from the elbow to his fingers while playing catch Monday.The Cubs recalled Jose Ascanio from Triple-A to take his place in the bullpen.

Here is more on the roster move and other news from the Cubs’ farm system….

Jose Ascanio was 1-0 in 17 games for Iowa this season with 9 saves. Ascanio struck out 23 batters and walked 8 in 21 2/3 innings while holding opponents to a .179 batting average.

Minor League News

Rich Hill was placed on the 7-day minor league DL on Monday with back spasms. Hill left his previous start with the Iowa Cubs last Friday with tightness in his back in the 3rd inning. Hill has fallen behind Kevin Hart and Sean Marshall on the Cubs’ depth chart according to a report from the Chicago Tribune.

Jason Dubois rejoined the Cubs’ organization on Monday after being released by the Washington Nationals on May 18th. Dubois played for the Cubs in 2004 and 2005 before being traded to the Indians for Jody Gerut on July 18, 2005. Dubois was the 14th round pick of the Cubs in 2000.

Quote of the Day

"People who write about Spring Training not being necessary have never tried to throw a baseball." – Sandy Koufax