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

1 Comment

Lil Tony, first game called up and we get a victory, coincidence? CERTAINLY, but it’s still good to FINALLY have his speed, defense and bunting capability. More manueverabilty for Sveum in the later innings.

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