According to multiple reports on Thursday morning, the Cubs have placed RHP Matt Guerrier on the 15-day DL with a sore right elbow. Guerrier was sent back to Chicago following Wednesday night’s game to have his elbow examined by team doctors because of soreness in the elbow that occurred during the seventh inning.
As expected, OF Thomas Neal was placed on the DL with a dislocated right shoulder.
The Cubs have recalled RHP Eduardo Sanchez and called up catcher J.C. Boscan from Iowa. The Cubs will have to open a spot on the 40-man roster, which currently stands at 40 players, for J.C. Boscan.
Updated 1:05pm CDT – Matt Guerrier placed on the 60-day DL with a right elbow injury. Cubs selected contract of J.C. Boscan from Triple-A Iowa, added to the 40-man roster and activated.
The seventh inning of Wednesday night’s game was a costly one for the Cubs. Three players were injured during the same inning … and two have been placed on the DL. According to reports, Dioner Navarro is sore and the Cubs will make the call on a possible DL stint for Navarro by the weekend. Navarro will have an MRI on his right ankle once the swelling subsides.
The Cubs will have to transfer a player to the 60-day DL in order to make room on the roster for J.C. Boscan. Boscan was in big league camp this past spring after signing a minor league contract with the team in the off-season. Boscan is an excellent defensive catcher and worked extensively with Welington Castillo in the spring.
Eduardo Sanchez was optioned down to Triple-A on Tuesday to make room on the active roster for Thomas Neal and was recalled to take the place of the injured Matt Guerrier.
The Cubs roster shuffle continues … stay tuned.