From the Wire … DeJesus Placed on 15-Day DL, Shawn Camp Activated

As expected, the Cubs placed David DeJesus on the 15-day DL on Saturday morning with a right shoulder sprain. DeJesus will have a MRI in the coming days once the swelling in his shoulder subsides to determine the severity of the injury.

The Cubs activated Shawn Camp from the 15-day DL to take DeJesus’ spot on the active roster. The Cubs have decided to go with a short bench and a nine-man bullpen.

Shawn Camp was placed on the 15-day DL on May 22 with a sprained right big toe after he revealed the injury to the club following another poor outing. Camp has really struggled this season after re-signing with the Cubs as a free agent in the off-season. In 20 games and 16 2/3 innings, Camp has blown three late leads, walked six batters, struck out 12, surrendered 26 hits (7.56 ERA and 1.92) and committed two very costly balks.

Camp began a rehab assignment with Kane County last Tuesday. Camp pitched in two games for the Cougars and in three innings he allowed two hits, no walks and struck out four.

Ryan Sweeney is expected to receive the bulk of the playing time while David DeJesus is on the disabled list. The Cubs are hoping DeJesus will only be out for a couple weeks.

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  • paulcatanese

    I know the Cubs are short in the Bullpen, but Camp?
    Understand it but don’t have to like it.
    Not like the Cubs are going to tear up the division, rebuild with some youth, not Camp.