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With the news that Chicago Cubs pitcher Brett Anderson had a back issue (again), we started speculating about what the team would do in the wake of an injury that was shrouding another bad start.  Lo and behold, we have our answer:

It was inevitable that the Cubs would bring Tommy La Stella back, since he hits left-handed and can also play the infield.  Rob Zastryzny did the team a solid by eating a bunch of innings so the bullpen could get a rest.  Justin Grimm got a breather in Iowa and is now back, hopefully getting back to being effective again as we have seen from him before.  And the disabled list trip means that Brett Anderson can have some time to figure himself out, while also giving Mike Montgomery time to show what he can do as the fifth starter.

Matt Szczur is now almost assuredly gone, as he will be put on waivers within the week.  The Cubs had an opportunity to re-add him to the roster, but elected to bring up La Stella instead.  And this also means that they are putting their chips on Montgomery instead of calling up Eddie Butler, at least for the time being.

 

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Rice Cube is the executive vice president of snark at World Series Dreaming. He loves all things Cubs, with notable exceptions (specifically, the part of Cubs fandom that pisses him off). Follow on Twitter at cubicsnarkonia

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