8/19 Fuld to join Cubs
Outfielder Sam Fuld joins the Cubs on Thursday, not Micah Hoffpauir because of a technicality. Hoffpauir was with the Cubs in San Francisco last Thursday to take Derrek Lee’s spot on the roster when Lee was on the bereavement list. Hoffpauir has to be in the Minors at least 10 days before he can be called back — unless Lee had been hurt. That means, the earliest Hoffpauir could join the Cubs is Monday in Washington against the Nationals.
– Carrie Muskat