From the Wire … Garza Placed on 15-day DL, Montanez Called-up and Wells Back by the Weekend

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.

Quote of the Day

"You can’t sit on a lead and kill the clock. You’ve got to give the other man his chance. That’s why baseball is the greatest game." - Earl Weaver
  • Richard Hood

    So much for Rip questioning Garza’s  “phantom injury” and his heart. So much for claiming that his “expert” opinion that Cashner is done for the year and is going to require surgery. Next time Rip stick to your judgements of Hendry and his many faults leave the diagnosis to doctors. Please don’t question anyone “ducking boston because he is scared of them” until you have heard from someone with an actual medical background.

    • paulcatanese

      Boy Richard you really told him off, not cool. Sites supposed to be fun and just opinons, am I wrong?

      • Richard Hood

        I agree it is suppose to be fun but Rip went right after Garza saying that he was pretty much gutless and had no medical issue. So in all fairness he opened the can of woms.

        • JedMosley

          I agree, I think of all the players on this roster Garza would be one of the last ones to pull a stunt like that. The man is a competitor. If someone hasn’t picked up on that watching this guy pitch and pull for his teammates they must be blind.

      • Theboardrider

        I agree that ripping on someone with an injury is pretty lame and so is ripping on someone’s opinion.  However to accuse professional players of being yellow is off-base.  I agree with some of Rip’s comments but we all know he’s not a big fan of Garza and he was taking shots at him on this issue.  If there’s one thing worthy of “telling someone off,”  it’s responding to an accusation such as Rip’s. 

    • cubtex

      I stated some strong opinions on this subject as well. Almost every competitive athlete wants nothing more than to compete! I feel it is way out of line to question any athlete when they say they are hurt. This is not just about Garza….this is about any athlete.

      • paulcatanese

        What can I say to both you and Richard?? I’m speechless.

        • cubtex

          Is that all it takes? Just kidding Paul :)

          • paulcatanese

            Thats exactly what my wife says. Good one.

    • Ripsnorter1

      Just this note on Cashner: he hasn’t pitched a single pitch just yet, has he? When he comes back this year, without surgery, then I am officially wrong. I remember Angel Guzman taking time off to heal . . . .

  • Neil

    From the Sun-Times:

    Garza “not happy” about DL move, tried talking team out of it. Says all about getting back 100 prcent now