Clevenger Suffers Setback … and Other Cubs News and Notes

Steve Clevenger had a slight setback on the day his minor league rehab assignment was due to end. Clevenger experienced tightness in his oblique area and will rest for a couple of days before being re-evaluated by the Cubs’ medical staff. Clevenger wasn’t the only injury down on the farm.

The I-Cubs placed Brett Jackson on the 7-day DL with a right calf strain. Jackson hasn’t been able to get on track at the plate between all of the injuries this season.

David DeJesus

David DeJesus told the media on Saturday that he is making progress but he would not put a timetable on when he could return. DeJesus said his sprained right shoulder will take time to heal and would not require surgery. DeJesus said he will not rush the process and risk ending up back on the DL.

Dale Sveum indicated DeJesus may be out for at least a month which would mean that he is not back on the field until after the All-Star break.

Minor League Updates

Jae-Hoon Ha was promoted to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday to take Brett Jackson’s spot on the active roster

Ian Stewart was reinstated from the suspended list on Saturday and rejoined the Iowa Cubs. Stewart took Brent Lillibridge’s spot on Iowa’s roster after the Cubs dealt Lillibridge to the Yankees for a player to be named later or cash on Friday. Theo Epstein said earlier in the week that the Cubs have no intention of releasing Stewart.

News and Notes

According to FanGraphs, Nate Schierholtz is worth going after.

The Cubs will likely stick with a 13-man pitching staff through Sunday’s finale against the Astros. Dale Sveum indicated a roster move could be made prior to the nine-game road trip that begins on Tuesday in Milwaukee.

Dale Sveum was adamant about the fact that Dioner Navarro is not Matt Garza’s personal catcher.

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