The injury bug has bitten the Chicago Cubs … and there still could be another move or two prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Astros. Alfonso Soriano departed in the first inning of Monday’s game with a left quad strain. Soriano had a MRI and the Cubs are expected to know the severity of the injury at some point on Tuesday. If Soriano has to go on the DL, it would be the 29th roster move since May 11, and the 14th since May 27.
Here’s a recap of all of the roster moves than took place over the Memorial Day weekend …
After trading Ryan Buchter to the Braves for Rodrigo Lopez on Thursday, May 26, the Cubs designated (RHP) Robert Coello for assignment on Friday, May 27 and removed him from the 40-man roster to make room for Lopez on the 40-man roster. Justin Berg was optioned to Triple-A Iowa to make room for Rodrigo Lopez on the active roster.
The Cubs optioned Casey Coleman to Triple-A Iowa and activated Randy Wells from the 15-day disabled list.
The Cubs transferred Andrew Cashner from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Brad Snyder. The Cubs selected the contract of Brad Snyder from the Iowa Cubs, added Snyder to the 40-man roster and called him up to replace Reed Johnson on the active roster.
The Cubs placed Reed Johnson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 26, with lower back spasms.
The Cubs activated Geovany Soto from the 15-day DL and optioned Welington Castillo to Triple-A Iowa.
The Cubs designated (RHP) Jeff Stevens for assignment and removed him from the 40-man roster to create a spot for D.J. LeMahieu. The Cubs selected the contract of D.J. LeMahieu from the Tennessee Smokies and added him to the 40-man roster. The Cubs called up D.J. LeMahieu to take Jeff Baker’s spot on the active roster.
Jeff Baker was placed on the 15-day DL with a left groin strain retroactive to May 29.
Minor League Roster Changes
All of the moves by the big league club have been felt throughout the organization. Here are just a few of the moves that took place on Monday.
- Brett Jackson (OF) was activated from the disabled list Monday and rejoined the Smokies.
- Steve Clevenger (C) was sent down to the Smokies from Triple-A Iowa
- Junior Lake (IF) was promoted from High Class-A Daytona to Double-A Tennessee.
- Nick Struck (RHP) was promoted from High Class-A Daytona to Double-A Tennessee
- Robert Whitenack (RHP) was placed on disabled list with a right elbow strain.
- Jae-Hoon Ha (OF) was sent down to High Class-A Daytona from Double-A Tennessee
There is speculation that if Alfonso Soriano is placed on the 15-day DL that either Brett Jackson or Tyler Colvin will replace Soriano on the Cubs active roster.
Stay Tuned for the latest on the Cubs revolving roster and M.A.S.H. unit …
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