According to a report from Bruce Levine on ESPN Chicago, the Cubs optioned Bobby Scales to Iowa on Friday to make room on the active for Rich Harden. Harden will be activated on Saturday in order to make his first start since May 17.
Harden has been on the DL since May 18. With this roster move the Cubs will have 13 pitchers on the active roster of a team that is not scoring runs … Bobby Scales is 4-for-7 as a pinch hitter this season with a triple, two home runs and a walk. In the last week, the Cubs have optioned two of their better pinch hitters to Iowa.