Cubs put Dempster on DL
(MCT) — Cubs starter Ryan Dempster is going to the 15-day disabled list with right lat muscle tightness, the Cubs announced Monday.
Dempster has been pitching through the soreness, with 22 consecutive scoreless innings over his last three starts. It's his second DL stint of the season, after he missed two starts in April with a quad injury.
The Cubs are calling it a precautoinary move and said the injury is not serious. Dempster is expected to be dealt before the July 31 trade deadline.
Scott Maine has been called up from Triple-A Iowa to take Dempster's roster spot, and Randy Wells moves into the rotation, pitching Wednesday against the White Sox.
The Cubs also activated Geovany Soto, as expected, and sent Welington Castillo to Iowa.