4/21 Dempster to DL; Campana up
The Cubs placed Ryan Dempster on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 18, because of a strained right quad and recalled outfielder Tony Campana from Triple-A Iowa. Campana, who will wear uniform No. 1, was available for Saturday’s game against the Reds. He was batting .304 (17-for-56) with one double, one home run and three RBIs in 14 games with Iowa this season. He leads the Pacific Coast League with eight stolen bases.
Dempster is 0-1 with a 1.33 ERA in three starts for the Cubs. He is tied for the National League lead with 23 strikeouts. The right-hander last started on April 17 in Miami and did not give up an earned run over six innings. He did not get a decision in the 5-2 loss to the Marlins.
Randy Wells was expected to make Sunday’s start for Dempster in the series finale against the Reds at Wrigley Field.
– Carrie Muskat