7/3 Roster moves
The Cubs designated reliever Shawn Camp for assignment on Wednesday and optioned pitcher Chris Rusin to Triple-A Iowa to make room on the active roster for new relievers Pedro Strop and Matt Guerrier.
Camp, 37, who was sidelined with a sprained right big toe in June, was 1-1 with a 7.04 ERA in 26 games with the Cubs. He gave up 34 hits and walked nine over 23 innings. Cubs manager Dale Sveum called the right-hander the MVP of the first half last year when Camp compiled a 2.80 ERA in 43 games. He hasn’t been as successful this season.
Rusin, 26, was called up to start on Tuesday in place of Scott Feldman, who was dealt to the Orioles earlier in the day. Against the Athletics, Rusin gave up three runs on six hits over 3 1/3 innings in the start, which he made on three days rest.
Strop and Guerrier were both acquired on Tuesday in separate deals. Strop was picked up from the Orioles along with Jake Arrieta, who was assigned to Triple-A Iowa, while Guerrier was acquired from the Dodgers for Carlos Marmol. Guerrier, 34, was 2-3 with three holds and a 4.80 ERA in 34 relief outings with the Dodgers before he was designated for assignment on Sunday.
Strop, 28, was one of the Orioles’ primary set-up pitchers last season, posting a 2.44 ERA in 70 appearances. This year, he missed time because of back problems, and was 0-3 with a 7.25 ERA in 29 relief appearances.
— Carrie Muskat