8/5 Gregg's back
Kevin Gregg was available Wednesday night for the Cubs series finale vs. the Reds. The closer had been given two days off to rest what a tired arm.
Lou Piniella said he’ll sit down with Gregg and pitching coach Larry Rothschild to make sure that if the right-hander isn’t available, the manager knows.
“This is where you’ve got to be able to communicate and let somebody know,” Piniella said. “II ask every day who’s available, who isn’t, do we need to get somebody a rest. And if the answer is, ‘I feel good, I’m ready to go,’ that’s what I go on.
“If somebody has a little bit of a tired arm, just let somebody know and we’ll make arrangements and use somebody else,” Piniella said. “I have to know. I can’t just read somebody’s mind. I can look at the stuff, but by the time I look at the stuff, it’s a little late. The ball’s out of the ballpark and the mojito doesn’t taste as good.”
— Carrie Muskat