From the Wire … Cubs Recall Jeff Stevens, Wells and Cashner Officially to the DL

According to multiple reports, the Cubs recalled right-hander Jeff Stevens from Triple-A Iowa Friday afternoon. The addition of Stevens to the pen would allow the Cubs to start James Russell Tuesday in Houston.

Casey Coleman has not officially been recalled from Iowa to take Randy Wells’ spot in the rotation. According to the Sun-Times, Coleman will not be activated until Sunday before his start against the Brewers.

The Cubs active roster has one open spot with both Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner being placed on the disabled list. The Cubs placed both Andrew Cashner and Randy Wells on the 15-day DL Friday afternoon … Wells retroactive to April 5 and Cashner retroactive to April 6.

Will update if additional information becomes available …


  • cmschube

    Neil – what’s the reasoning behind not calling up Coleman until Sunday?

    • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

      It frees up a roster spot but unless they use it for another arm or position player, I do not understand why they are waiting. If Russell is going to get the start Tuesday, I would rather see them bring up Maine and Stevens then send one back down in order to activate Coleman.

      • Aaron

        poor roster management yet again, eh, Neil?

        • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

          It appears so … hopefully no one made it to the airport this time and had to go back to the minors.

  • Kingdomusa

    can we say “Gorzellany” instead of Russell…..NO !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Do you think stevens scares anyone out of the bullpen….NO !!!!!!!
    Does anyone ever question the trainer on his techniques….NO !!!!!
    Has any team, other than the Cubs, let a player who hits .031 remain on the team after spring Training & send a .700 catcher down … NO !!!!!

    • Ripsnorter1

      Kingdomusa,
      What are you trying to say?

      Are you seriously intimating that Jim Clueless is “clueless?”
      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Coleman will start Sunday, Russell on Tuesday in Houston.