The Cubs announced three roster moves prior to Tuesday’s game with the Brewers.
C David Ross was reinstated from the bereavement list and he is back with the team. To make room on the active roster for Ross, OF Matt Szczur was optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
The Cubs active 25-man roster consists of 13 pitchers (five starters, eight relievers) and 12 position players.
The Cubs activated INF Tommy La Stella from the 60-day DL. La Stella was optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
The 38-year-old David Ross is batting .189/.301/.283 (20-for-106) with seven doubles, one home run and seven RBI in 51 games with the Cubs this season. Ross owns a 2.63 catchers ERA (78 earned runs in 267 1/3 innings) in his 40 games (31 starts) behind the plate, with the Cubs posting a 20-11 record in his starts.
Matt Szczur, 26, is batting .217/.250/.333 (13-for-60) with four doubles, one homer and eight RBI in 35 games with the Cubs this season. Szczur has batted .295/.360/.451 (66-for-224) with 10 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 26 RBI in 58 games with Iowa this year.
Tommy La Stella, 26, has been on the disabled since April 14 with a right oblique strain first suffered on April 10 and re-aggravated in May. He saw action in two games with the Cubs prior to his initial injury, going 1-for-6 (.167). He batted .250 (9-for-36) with three doubles and three RBI in 10 games covering a pair of rehab assignments with Double-A Tennessee.
In seven games with Double-A Tennessee on his latest rehab assignment, La Stella was 7-for-26 with two doubles, two walks and a strikeout.
The Cubs acquired Tommy La Stella from Atlanta last November 16 for right-hander Arodys Vizcaino.