According to multiple reports, the Cubs placed Marlon Byrd on the 15-day DL with multiple facial fractures. Byrd will see a specialist in Chicago and there is no timetable for his return.
Byrd will fly back to Chicago with the team following Sunday night’s finale in Boston. Byrd will be evaluated through the week by several specialists. After that, the Cubs will have an idea of how long Byrd will be out of action. The Cubs recalled right-hander Justin Berg to take Byrd’s spot on the active roster. Berg will give the Cubs a little depth for the ‘Bullpen Day‘ in the wake of Matt Garza being scratched from Sunday’s start.
The addition of a 13th pitcher to the active roster figures to be a temporary move. According to a report from the Tribune, the Cubs will likely make another roster move prior to Tuesday’s game against the Mets to bring in another outfielder.
The Cubs 40-man roster has two outfielders currently not on the active roster, Fernando Perez and Tyler Colvin. Colvin cannot be recalled for 10 days after being optioned to Iowa last Tuesday … unless it is to replace an injured player. The Cubs would have to place another player on the DL to recall Colvin prior to May 27.