7/6 Roster moves
Aramis Ramirez, Reed Johnson and Angel Guzman were activated from the disabled list on Monday, and Sam Fuld and Kevin Hart optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Right-hander David Patton was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain to make room on the 25-man roster.
Lou Piniella said the decisions were tough.
“I don’t think anything was clear cut,” Piniella said. “We’ve got some outfield protection now with [Jeff] Baker and that made the Sam Fuld situation a little easier. It’s not easy sending out kids — I don’t enjoy it.”
Patton felt a twinge on Saturday, and wasn’t available Sunday. With the moves, the Cubs now have 11 pitchers on the roster, not 12.
– Carrie Muskat