4/25 Veras sidelined
Cubs reliever Jose Veras has a sore left oblique and is day to day, manager Rick Renteria said Friday. Veras pitched on Thursday against the Diamondbacks, and gave up two runs in one inning. It was his sixth appearance this season. The right-hander lost his job as the closer after blowing a two-run lead on April 11 against the Cardinals, and Thursday was only his second appearance since then.
“Veras is a little sore with his left oblique and hopefully he’ll be OK,” Renteria said. “He’s been working really hard and developed a little soreness. He’s a very hard worker. We’ll monitor it and see how he’s doing.”
The Cubs have eight relievers in the bullpen, including Veras, after adding lefty Zac Rosscup and right-hander Neil Ramirez on Thursday.
— Carrie Muskat