Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cubs Updates

- Marlon Byrd was placed on the DL with multiple facial fractures after the horrific hit by pitch in Boston. He will likely be out for more than 15 days because he is not able to do any physical activities for the next 2-3 weeks.

- Matt Garza was placed on the 15 day DL and will likely be out until June with a elbow strain.

- Geovany Soto is coming close to returning for the Cubs. He is in extended Spring Training right now.

- Randy Wells is set to come off the DL and pitch on Saturday against the Pirates.

- Andrew Cashner will not pick up a baseball for at least 2 weeks and will have 6-8 weeks of rehab after that. If this does not work for him Cashner could be shelved for the rest of the season.

- Jeff Baker is day to day with a strained left groin.

- The Cubs called up former first round pick Luis Montanez from Iowa and placed Brian Schlitter on the 60 day DL.

- The Cubs had interest in Kevin Slowy of the Twins before his abdominal strain.

- Brett Jackson could get called up in June if any of the other outfielders struggle.

Until Next Time...


Nick I Cub Fan said...

I think Lahair,Snyder or Adduci get
called up before Jackson.
AA Cubs are in 1st 31-16
Daytona is in 1st 35-12
So the future looks brighter.
If Clevenger can play defense like he hits Soto will be traded.
Vitters is playing 1B not 3rd anymore. Le Mahieu is playing more third.

Nick I Cub Fan said...

I know there is still 2/3's of the season left, but cubs suck. Out of
30 major league teams cubs are 2nd
in batting. 26th in homers 29th in stolen bases. So even though they are 2nd in hitting, they have no power and no speed. There pitching is 29th (4.58) but they are 1st in something, they gave up the most walks (194). And in fielding they are dead last. 40 errors. So I propose we trade Grabow I don't think anyone on this site liked him. Except Hendry. Then Hill he was suppose to be the no hit all defensive catcher. Well in 16 games he has 5 errors and 2 PB's. So now he's a no hit no catch cather. Bring up Clevenger. Dewitt 9 games 3 errors send him down. If possible trade Ramirez, Soriano, Pena, and Byrd. If any get traded bring up Smith, Flaherty or Lemahieu for 3B. Jackson, Snyder or Adduci for the Outfield. And Lahair, Colvin or Riding for 1B. Looks like Cashner is going back to the pen when healthy. So as soon as Mcnutt, Whitenack or Jackson are ready bring them up. Just venting.