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Monday, August 21, 2006

Cubs make a few transactions

Today the Cubs activated Freddie Bynum from the 60-day DL to take the spot of the recently departed Nefi Perez. Now Freddie might not be any better than Nefi, but at least he is cheaper and doesn't have a 2.5 million dollar contract for 2007. Bynum should see a minimal amount of pa's for the Cubs the rest of the year.

Also Carlos Marmol went on the DL with right shoulder fatigue. Hopefully that is all it is as we know how reliable the Cubs injury reports have been about their pitchers. If it is only fatigue, I think it is the right thing to do and probably would be prudent just to shut him down for the season. The only thing that can happen by him pitching again this year is more strain on the shoulder.

To take Marmol's spot on the roster Glendon Rusch was activated again. This is an unfortunate thing and too bad Hendry can't also trade him away (for anything). Maybe at the end of the year the Cubs will buy out the remaining year of his contract because there are many other pitchers in the minors that would be more helpful to the Cubs than Glendon Rusch is or can be.


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