Cubs recalled RHP Adam Warren from Triple-A Iowa – INF Tommy La Stella activated from 15-Day DL – RHP Joel Peralta designated for assignment
The Cubs announced three roster moves Wednesday morning and will have to make one more before first pitch against the Reds.
The Cubs officially recalled RHP Adam Warren from Triple-A Iowa. To make room on the active roster for Warren, RHP Joel Peralta was designated for assignment.
INF Tommy La Stella was activated from the 15-day disabled list and is in the starting lineup for Wednesday’s game. The Cubs have not announced the corresponding roster move to activate La Stella.
Update 1:05pm CDT – Cubs placed David Ross on 7-day concussion DL on Wednesday to make room on the active roster for Tommy La Stella.
David Ross is undergoing tests for a concussion. Ross had to leave Tuesday’s game with concussion-like symptoms after taking a foul ball of the mask.
The Cubs 40-man roster officially stands at 39 players after Joel Peralta was designated for assignment.
Tommy La Stella, 27, is batting .291 (23-for-79) with eight doubles, one triple, two homers and seven RBI in 38 games with the Cubs this season. He has a .378 on-base percentage and a .494 slugging percentage, good for an .872 OPS. La Stella was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 10 (retro to June 8) with a right hamstring strain. He batted .286 (6-for-21) with one homer and three RBI in a six-game rehab assignment with Iowa.
Adam Warren, 28, is 3-1 with a 4.56 ERA (13 earned runs in 25.2 innings) in 25 relief appearances for the Cubs this season. He was optioned to Iowa on June 21 and has since made two starts while on option in Triple-A: June 25 at Oklahoma City (3.2 innings) and June 30 at Round Rock (5.0 innings), posting no record with a 4.15 ERA (four earned runs in 8.2 innings). Warren has made 20 starts in his Major League career, including 17 with the New York Yankees last season in which he went 6-6 with a 3.66 ERA (39 earned runs in 96 innings).
David Ross, 39, is batting .234 (25-for-107) with six homers and 23 RBI in 43 games. He leads the majors with a 2.65 catchers ERA (min. 40 games played).
Joel Peralta, 40, appeared in five games for the Cubs and was 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA, 1.75 WHIP and 8.67 FIP. Peralta allowed five runs, four earned, on six hits (two home runs) with one walk and five strikeouts in four innings.