According to a report from the Tribune, Sam Fuld accompanied the Cubs to Miami on Thursday and will take Reed Johnson’s roster spot on Friday. The Cubs are expected to option Mitch Atkins to Triple-A to make room for Fuld.
John Grabow will be in uniform on Friday and available out of the pen for Lou Piniella. Grabow will wear number 43, he asked for 34 but told it was not available. Tom Gorzelanny joined Dave Kaplan during Sports Central on Thursday night and indicated he would be joining the Cubs in Miami as well. Gorzelanny was officially sent to the I-Cubs but it appears he could be in the starting rotation shortly … and possibly in time to make the start on Tuesday in Cincinnati.