7/30 Lou to miss games

Lou Piniella will fly back to Tampa, Fla., on Saturday and miss three games so he can attend the funeral of his uncle, Joseph Magadan, who is former big league infielder Dave Magadan’s father. Joseph Magadan was 92 and passed away Thursday. He was Piniella’s mother’s brother and very close to the Cubs manager.

Bench coach Alan Trammell will be the Cubs interim manager and special assistant Matt Sinatro will take over as bench coach for the three games, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Wrigley Field when the Cubs open a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

– Carrie Muskat

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