- Big Z is on the DL and will miss about 2 starts and Shark will step in for one of his starts. Jeff Stevens was called up in his place.
- Aramis is day to day with a sore shoulder. It is not as serious as it looked, just a bit sore because he over extended. He did not play today though.
- Lilly threw well in a pen session today and is two weeks away. While Reed is 3 weeks away from returning.
- The Cubs are one of many teams interested in Smoltz but do not expect them to trade for him. The Cubs do not want to take on his salary and give up a player for him. They will wait until he is released.
- It is not know whether the Cubs have put or claimed anyone on waivers. It is likely they have but we do not know about it yet.
- Interesting note, Josh Vitters has made few starts or appearances lately. He played on the 27th of July then appeared in a game today as a pinch hitter with no ABs in between. That is a long time in between plate appearances.
- Lou got ejected today because of a blow call at 2nd base. Here is the clip on mlb.com-