Cubs expected to send Coleman down

July, 2, 2012
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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ATLANTA -- Casey Coleman appeared to be saying his goodbyes to teammates in the locker room Monday night and would seem to be heading back to Triple-A Iowa.

The Cubs need a roster spot to add Chris Volstad, who will start Tuesday’s game against the Atlanta Braves.

Coleman had been a versatile addition to the bullpen and at one point was even being used in the late innings to protect leads. As the bullpen started to sort itself out when Carlos Marmol found his closing form again, Coleman was being considered as a spot starter.

That changed when Coleman gave up seven runs over 1 2/3 innings as a long man in relief of Jeff Samardzija last week against the Mets. He hasn’t pitched since and it’s Volstad that will get the starting spot the Cubs had considered giving to Coleman.

Doug Padilla

Chicago White Sox beat reporter
Doug joined ESPN Chicago in July 2010 and covers the Chicago White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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