7/31 Roster moves

Expect catcher Welington Castillo, infielder Adrian Cardenas and pitcher Casey Coleman to join the Cubs Tuesday night in Chicago. With the loss of Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson and Geovany Soto, the Cubs need a backup catcher, another starter and a utility player. Castillo was batting .260 in 44 games with six home runs, six doubles and 22 RBIs for Iowa. Coleman was 2-4 with a 5.01 ERA in 11 games (nine starts) for Iowa. Cardenas was batting .322 in 56 games with Iowa, hitting two home runs, 20 doubles, and four triples. All three have had brief callups with the Cubs.

Steve Clevenger was expected to take over as the Cubs regular catcher.

“I’ll just prepare myself every day like I’ve been doing,” Clevenger said. “I’m not taking anything for granted. I’ll go out and play the game hard like I was playing before. Other than that, just try to win.”

— Carrie Muskat


  1. joeydafish

    Utility player? Johnson would be insulted. Johnson was a superb OUTFIELDER, challenging all three starting outfielders for regular playing time he was by no means utility as the light hitting Cardenas is. I was hoping for an outfilelder to come up and challenge DeJesus and or LaHair since King Soriano is cemented in LF…for the time being.

  2. Girlielasvegas

    Can’t believe in this rebuilding we get rid of key players that keep the team alive. Reed the best outfielder. We get players for the future. The Cubs fans are the most loyal to there team. I feel we have to stop rebuilding and get the guys use to playing as a team so we can finally win the world series. Trade every good guy we have and teach up and coming players once they do good there gone. The cubs are not the training house. Love the Cubs a very loyal fan.

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