#Cubs to add Almora, others
The Cubs were expected to activate Hector Rondon from the disabled list on Tuesday and call up outfielder Albert Almora Jr., infielder Munenori Kawasaki, catcher Tim Federowicz and right-handed reliever Spencer Patton from Triple-A Iowa.
Rondon, 28, has been on the DL since Aug. 17 with a right triceps strain.
Almora, 22, batted .303 in 80 games at Iowa with four home runs, 18 doubles, three triples and 43 RBIs. He appeared in 34 games with the Cubs from June 7-July 20, and hit .265.
Kawasaki, 35, who was up with the Cubs briefly and appeared in three games, hit .255 in 102 games at Iowa, stealing 20 bases.
Federowicz, 29, who appeared in 13 games for the Cubs from late April to early June, batted .293 in 65 games at Iowa, hitting eight home runs and 12 doubles and driving in 39 runs.
Patton, 28, appeared in 35 games at Iowa, and compiled a 1.00 ERA, giving up three earned runs over 36 innings while striking out 59. In 12 games with the Cubs, the right-hander has given up nine earned runs over 17 1/3 innings.