Cubs activate OF Jason Heyward from 7-day DL … Option LHP Randy Rosario to Triple-A Iowa
Prior to the first of four games in three days against the Reds at Great American Ball Park, the Cubs made another round of roster moves. The Cubs activated outfielder Jason Heyward. And to make room on the roster, lefty reliever Randy Rosario was sent back to Iowa … on his birthday.
The Cubs active roster consists of 13 pitchers (five starters, eight relievers) and 12 position players. Heyward will be available off the bench for the opener of the series in Cincinnati.
Jason Heyward, 28, landed on the 7-day concussion disabled list on May 8 (retroactive to May 7), and is batting .227/.315/.340 (22-for-97) with three doubles, two homers and 14 RBI in 29 games this year.
A five-time Rawlings Gold Glove winner, Heyward has hit .261/.343/.410/.754 (1,060-for-4,064) with 203 doubles, 27 triples, 117 home runs and 474 RBI in 1,132 big league games with Atlanta (2010-14), St. Louis (2015) and the Cubs.
Randy Rosario, 24, was recalled from Iowa on Thursday to help out a tired bullpen. The rainout in Atlanta allowed the Cubs to shift the pitching plans and he was sent back to Iowa on Friday. Rosario is eligible to be the 26th man on the roster for Saturday’s doubleheader.