Cubs place RHP Trevor Cahill on 15-Day DL – Activate LHP Clayton Richard from 15-Day DL – Activate David Ross from 7-Day DL – Option INF Munenori Kawasaki to Triple-A Iowa
The Cubs announced four roster moves Friday ahead of the series opener with the Rangers. The Cubs placed Trevor Cahill on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 9, with patellar tendinitis in right knee. Lefty Clayton Richard was activated from the DL to take Cahill’s spot in the bullpen.
David Ross was activated from the 7-day concussion DL and filled the spot on the 25-man roster that was opened when Munenori Kawasaki was optioned to Triple-A Iowa following last Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh.
With Friday’s roster moves, the Cubs’ 25-man roster consists of 13 pitchers (five starters, eight relievers) and 12 position players. The Cubs’ 40-man roster stands at 39 players with no changes made Friday.
The Cubs placed Clayton Richard on the 15-day DL on June 21 with a blister on his left middle finger. Richard went on a rehab assignment on July 7.
Richard appeared four games with Triple-A Iowa and Double-A Tennessee. Richard made four starts and was 0-1 with a 2.13 ERA and 0.78 WHIP. Richard allowed three runs on eight hits with two walks and 10 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings.
Before landing on the DL, Richard was 0-1 in 22 games for the Cubs with a 10.22 ERA and 2.18 WHIP. Richard gave up 14 runs, 10 earned, on 21 hits with six walks and six strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings.
Trevor Cahill made 33 appearances out of the Cubs pen and posted a 1-3 record with a 3.07 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 4.57 FIP. In 41 innings, Cahill allowed 15 runs, 14 earned, on 33 hits with 24 walks and 46 strikeouts.