From the Wire … Cubs Recall Dave Sappelt, Place Ryan Sweeney on the 60-day DL

The Cubs recalled outfielder Dave Sappelt from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday as expected to take the place of Ryan Sweeney on the active roster. Sweeney was placed on the 60-day DL with a broken rib. Sweeney will miss a minimum of eight weeks for the injury he suffered running into the wall on Saturday night in Seattle.

By placing Ryan Sweeney on the 60-day DL the Cubs opened a spot on the 40-man roster for RHP Matt Guerrier, who was acquired from the Dodgers on Tuesday for Carlos Marmol.

Dave Sappelt began the season on the 25-man roster but was sent down to Iowa in May. In 52 games with the I-Cubs, Sappelt hit .269/.311/.398/.709 with 12 doubles, three triples and two home runs.

With all of the moves on Tuesday, the Cubs 40-man roster stands at 40 players.

Jed Hoyer addressed the Cubs plans for the rotation on Tuesday afternoon. The Cubs are going to stretch out Carlos Villanueva so he can start again. Chris Rusin appears to be going start to start … that is until the Cubs’ trade Matt Garza.

Matt Guerrier and Pedro Strop are expected to join the Cubs on Wednesday in Oakland.

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  • Neil

    From the Tribune:

    Guerrier and Strop to join Cubs on Wednesday in Oakland, which could mean the end of H-Rodriguez and Shawn Camp.

    • 07GreyDigger

      Rats. Shawn Camp is such a fan favorite.

      • Ripsnorter1

        Not to worry. They’ll send Blake Parker down instead of cutting Shawn Camp. He’s a Sveum and McThoyer favorite, too.

  • triple

    Neil- Thanks for providing us with this whirlwind of updates! I don’t know how you manage to do all of this… very impressive!

    • Neil

      Thank you. I appreciate the comment.

  • 07GreyDigger

    So do the Cubs hate Julio Borbon?

  • Sonate

    I would have preferred Brett Jackson. Sappelt seems to have an attitude problem.

    • 07GreyDigger

      Jackson is hurt. I’d prefer Sappelt to Darnell McDonald.

  • Tom U

    Chris Rusin was name the lone Iowa Cubs representative to the Pacific Coast League All-Star game.