From the Wire … Cubs Place Camp on 15-Day DL, Recall Dolis from Triple-A Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs placed Shawn Camp on the 15-day DL on Wednesday with a sprained right big toe. Camp has apparently been dealing with the injury and received treatment on Sunday. The treatment did not work and Camp is going home to rest it according to ESPN Chicago.

The Cubs have recalled Rafael Dolis from Triple-A Iowa to take Camp’s spot on the active roster.

According to Carrie Muskat, the Cubs hoped Monday’s day off would be enough rest for the injury after he received treatment on Sunday.

A report from ESPN Chicago stated that Camp had a similar injury to his big toe while he was with the Blue Jays. If that is the case and if Shawn Camp gave full disclosure of the injury on his big toe to the team, the Cubs’ decision to DFA Michael Bowden makes little to no sense.

Updated 4:02pm CDTAccording to multiple reports, Dale Sveum said Camp had toe issue for a month, didn’t tell anybody till Sunday, it was too late to save Bowden from being designated for assignment.

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  • Ray Ray

    5,4,3,2,1 let the rants begin on why they didn’t do this on Tuesday instead of dfa’ing Bowden.

    • Ripsnorter1

      I said it before. I’ll say it again. DUMB MOVE.

      And poor roster management!

      If anyone wants to debate that…..

      • Ray Ray

        you know who will debate that one with you.

        • Tony_Hall

          I said I would have DL’d Camp, it really seems like you don’t read what people post.

          • Ripsnorter1

            Yes. You wrote that yesterday. I read it.

          • Tony_Hall

            I know you read everything, but it sure doesn’t seem like Ray does.

          • Ray Ray

            What? Did you write something?

          • willie smith

            at this point; your man crush on theo and jed will outweigh anything you say to the contrary.
            sometimes……..perception becomes reality……..
            reality is jed is the GM of a crappy team with a 101 loss record on his resume.

          • Tony_Hall

            Do you really think people read your posts and think now there is an intelligent person I should listen to….

            Stop worrying what others say and defend your position as to why it is a better way for this team to have sustained success than the way Theo and Jed are doing it.

          • Scott

            Same resume has 2 World Championships too…just to offer a counterpoint….

          • Scott

            At least Theo’s resume that is.

      • 07GreyDigger

        I won’t debate that. Getting rid of Bowden is DUMB!

      • Shawon O’Meter

        You say every move is a dumb move so the ones like this that really are dumb end up in your win column. So I guess you have that going for you.

        • Ripsnorter1

          Perhaps you haven’t read all of my posts.

          I said that trading for Garza was a good trade. I agreed with JHendry in giving up the five suspects for him, although I did say that Perez was nothing (which he turned out to be).

          I said that signing Maholm was a good sign when they got him last year.

          There have been others.

          I actually try to be objective.

          • Tony_Hall

            If your positive reaction percentage to moves was your batting average, it would make Hairston look like a good signing in comparison….

            Let’s see what happens with Bowden before calling this one.

          • Ripsnorter1

            No. Let’s see what happens with Camp before calling this one.

          • Tony_Hall

            That is true as well. Bowden’s story is still not finished and they have some interesting options with him.

  • John G

    I gotta think kicking the mound after serving up the GS didn’t help it any either.
    And there are new reports that he also has Matt Garza’s shoe stuck in his butt,

    • Ray Ray

      that was good!

  • John_CC

    His big toe!!!! HA!

    And I still don’t care that Bowden is gone, so there.

    • triple

      Exactly. I didn’t realize Bowden was/is such a difference maker?

  • BosephHeyden

    There’s really nothing left to say: keeping Camp was stupid. It was a stupid move by the front office, and if they knew that Camp was hurt before they had to make roster space for Garza, it’s a stupid move that knocks a guy who did his job off the roster. There really is no defending the move, but it isn’t like THIS is the move that will kill the Cubs this year.

    • DWalker

      Am I the only one that feels an “undisclosed big toe sprain” is just a little fortunate to put a struggling pitcher on the DL for a couple of weeks?

      • Tony_Hall

        Nope, I believe we talked about this last night.

  • Neil

    Camp did not disclose the injury

    From Comcast SportsNet: Why didn’t Cubs DL Camp earlier and keep Bowden? Sveum: “Because we didn’t know about it.”

  • calicub

    They really must have just given up on bowden

  • willie smith

    let’s review this managements’s history with injuries:
    traded for stewart; who obiviously was still hurt; not to mention lazy. in AAA.
    traded for vizcaino; who has yet to throw a pitch since July 2012 and will be of no help this year and no one knows if he is a starter or RP.
    traded for pitcher (???) from rangers in dempster trade who ended up hurt. later replaced by Loux
    signed baker who is hurt and is a complete waste of 6M and won’t pitch till july at the earliest
    made fujikawa pitch out of spring training while hurt that cost at least 1 game and basically made him useless for 6 weeks of year
    didnt know camp had a toe injury; yet released the 10 yr younger bowden 1 day earlier
    had marmol traded for haren; decided haren was hurt; yet haren has not missed 1 start since spring training
    not seeing the “boy wonder” of Theo……….
    maybe the cubby kool-aid needs some Jack or Jose mixed in………

    • Tony_Hall

      Many teams take chances on injured players coming back, and no one should expect a 100% success rate on these guys. But hitting on a few can really pay off. Dempster was an injured player who paid off really well for many years.

      Camp kept it to himself, not sure how you can blame them for that.

      Haren may not have missed a start, but has not been very effective this year.

      • DWalker

        A while back, there was talk about medicine ball being the new money ball. Finding good players on the DL that could be picked up at a steap discount and rehabbing them. One of the few remaining cost efficiancy frontiers. might have a lower success rate, but with modern sports medicine and rehab there are definate bargains out there.