According to multiple reports, Matt Garza was placed on the 15-day DL with a bone bruise on his right elbow. The Cubs backdated his trip to the disabled list to May 18 and he is expected to miss only one more start with an early June return.
Randy Wells has rejoined the team and is expected to be activated from the 15-day DL to make the start Saturday against the Pirates. Geovany Soto will rehab with the Smokies Thursday and could be back at some point during the Pirates series (May 27 – May 29) The Cubs selected the contract of Luis Montanez from the Iowa Cubs. Montanez has been called up and is in Tuesday’s starting lineup. The Cubs transferred Brian Schlitter to the 60-day DL to make room for Montanez.
The Cubs received good news on Andrew Cashner. After receiving a second opinion on his right shoulder it was determined that Cashner will not require surgery.
Marlon Byrd is with the team and the bruising in his retina is subsiding. Byrd will continue to see specialists and take it easy for a couple of weeks.