Ryan Freel will play 3B and bat first for Triple A Iowa. If everything goes as plan Freel could come back within a week. When Freel does return, Andres Blanco would be sent down (my opinion).
First at-bat: Ryan Freel grounds out to the third baseman on a 2-2 count.
Second at-bat: Ryan Freel flys out to the right fielder on a 2-1 count.
Third at-bat: Ryan Freel singles on a line drive to left field on the first pitch.
Ryan Freel was taken out in the 8th inning for 3B Luis Rivas. All in all this was a typical for Ryan Freel and I don't see him on the team much longer if he does not contribute. If the Cubs release, they will only have to pay 800,000 of his contract.
Other Notes from that game:
Jake Fox sat out.
Bobby Scales played first base.
Jeff Samardzija pitched 6 innings and gave up 4 earned runs.