4/22 Bradley is back; Samardzija soon
Milton Bradley was back in the Cubs’ lineup Wednesday night for the first time since April 12. He’s batting fourth. No word on his appeal of a two-game suspension.
Also, Jeff Samardzija will be called up from Triple-A Iowa and join the Cubs on Thursday. The corresponding roster move won’t be announced until Thursday, but look for Luis Vizcaino to be gone. Cubs GM Jim Hendry said Neal Cotts is staying in the pen and Sean Marshall is staying in the rotation. Lou Piniella said he’ll use Samardzija as a bridge to Carlos Marmol and Kevin Gregg.
— Carrie Muskat