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The Cubs placed infielder Ian Stewart on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 13, and designated catcher Koyie Hill for assignment. To take their spots on the 25-man roster, Wellington Castillo was activated from the disabled list and Triple-A infielder Luis Valbuena was recalled from Iowa. Both players were available for Thursday's series finale against the Detroit Tigers. Valbuena, claimed from the Blue Jays on waivers April 4, was batting .303 in 211 at-bats at Iowa. He is a career .226 hitter in the majors, spending parts of four seasons in Seattle (2008) and Cleveland as a utility infielder. Castillo played seven games with the Cubs this season. He's been on the disabled list since he sprained his right knee on May 22.
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At today's Cubs-Tigers game, comedian Jeff Garlin was the guest brought in to sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame", and after his song, he sat in the Cubs broadcast booth for half of an inning. In the midst of some smalltalk about outfielder Alfonso Soriano, Garlin says "let's hope we can trade him soon!" The Cubs announce team stands in silence for a...
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Castro and Campana desperately try to get their belts unstuck from one another. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
After the Sox erupted for 10 runs against the Marlins on Wednesday, folks hoped that the Sox offense was finally coming together. Not so much. The Sox were held scoreless, and amassed only 5 hits against Ryan Dempster and the Cubs on their way to a 3-0 loss....
Two franchises steeped in tradition, with the two oldest ballparks in the majors, and some recent history as well, met at Chicago's Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon. Daisuke Matsuzaka, making his 2nd start since coming back from Tommy John surgery, ran into some early control problems that led to a pair of Chicago runs in the bottom of the first.Matsuzaka gave up 1 hit, walked...
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Here's a running list of pitchers notes around the Major Leagues:
– Right handed pitcher Matt Garza is aware that he could be dealt before the July 31 Trade Deadline, but he's not worried about that according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com. “I just want to keep playing. It doesn’t matter where. I’ll pitch on the freaking moon,” Garza said. “I love the city. My kids...
Time: 2:20 PM ET
TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI
RED SOX (31-32)
Pitching: RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-1, 7.20)
Pitching: RHP Ryan Dempster (2-3, 2.31)