5/27 Lopez to start Monday for Cubs
Rodrigo Lopez arrived at Wrigley Field in time to be in the bullpen for Friday’s game but the right-hander was expected to start Monday for the Cubs against the Astros. Lopez, acquired from the Braves for a Minor League pitcher, Ryan Buchter, was 6-1 with a 2.59 ERA in nine games with Triple-A Gwinnett. The 35-year-old veteran will be the Cubs’ ninth starter this season. Casey Coleman was expected to be optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday to make room on the roster for Randy Wells, who will be activated from the DL and start against the Pirates.
— Carrie Muskat