#Cubs Coghlan to DL; Candelario up
The Cubs placed outfielder Chris Coghlan on the disabled list Sunday and promoted Jeimer Candelario to the big league team. Coghlan had to leave Saturday’s game because of right rib cage soreness.
Candelario, 22, ranked seventh among MLB.com’s list of top 30 Cubs prospects, was batting .333 at Triple-A Iowa with three home runs and 15 RBIs in 25 games.
Coghlan started Saturday’s game against the Mets in right field and flew out to right in his only at-bat in the second inning. He was lifted for pinch-hitter Javier Baez in the fourth, and Baez then stayed in the game at second base and Ben Zobrist shifted to right.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Coghlan felt something on a checked swing, but Coghlan said he’s been battling some discomfort for a few days.
Coghlan was batting .194 in 70 games this season.
— Carrie Muskat