5/6 Samardzija to Iowa
The Cubs have called up right-hander Chad Fox and optioned Jeff Samardzija to Triple-A Iowa. Samardzija has a 8.10 ERA in five relief outings since he was called up April 23 from the Minor League team. On Tuesday, Lou Piniella said the young right-hander needed to develop his other pitches. He’ll get a chance with Iowa. Fox, 38, had a 1.59 ERA in 11 relief appearances at Iowa. His career has been interrupted often by elbow problems.
— Carrie Muskat