According to multiple reports, the Cubs placed Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner on the 15-day DL Wednesday morning.
Cashner has a strained right rotator cuff and Wells has a strained right forearm. Speculation began Tuesday that the Cubs would recall Casey Coleman from Triple-A Iowa if Cashner had to go on the DL. The Sun-Times tweeted Wednesday morning that Coleman will be recalled. As for the other move, the Cubs have not made a decision. UPDATED: James Russell is in the mix to start Tuesday in Houston.
According to a report from Comcast SportsNet, Jim Hendry said that he doesn’t expect this to be a long-term problem issue to Cashner or Wells … and surgery is not needed for either pitcher.
Cashner and Wells will be re-evaluated in two weeks and the Cubs are hoping to have a better idea on when they will be able to return by then.
Stay Tuned …