The Cubs placed Carlos Zambrano on the 15-day DL retroactive to June 19th on Saturday after an MRI on Friday revealed a minor strain in his right shoulder. The Cubs recalled Eric Patterson to take his place on active roster and Sean Marshall is expected to be recalled on Tuesday to make Zambrano’s start against the Orioles. Zambrano will miss at least two starts and some are speculating maybe three turns in the rotation.
Sean Marshall will be in Chicago on Sunday to work with Larry Rothschild in preparation for his start on Tuesday and according to a report from the Tribune, it could be Reed Johnson that is placed on the DL to make room for Marshall. Also, Daryle Ward was assigned to the Iowa Cubs on Saturday to begin his way back to Chicago.
Finally…. It appears Daryle Ward will return from the DL by Friday’s game at the Cell on the South Side. Reports indicated on Friday night that Ward would serve as the team’s DL in the last Interleague series of the season against the Sox.