6/26 Zambrano to 'pen on his return
When Carlos Zambrano returns to the Cubs, he will be assigned to the bullpen, not the rotation, Lou Piniella said Saturday. Tom Gorzelanny will take Zambrano’s place in the rotation. Is this a short or long term decision?
“It’s not short term, that’s for sure,” Piniella said.
Zambrano was suspended indefinitely after throwing a tantrum in the dugout on Friday, accusing his teammates of not playing well behind him. The Cubs sent a letter to Major League Baseball Friday night, asking for guidelines in the matter. They must play a man short because a suspended player cannot be replaced on the 25-man roster.
Will Zambrano come back?
“I would think at some point, yes,” Piniella said. “There’s some work that needs to be done.”
— Carrie Muskat