Saturday, June 15, 2013
Cubs activate reliever Shawn Camp
By Mike Mazzeo
Special to ESPNChicago.com
NEW YORK -- The Chicago Cubs activated right-handed reliever Shawn Camp from the 15-day disabled list and placed center fielder David DeJesus on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder sprain, the team announced Saturday.
Camp, 37, who had been rehabbing a sprained right big toe, gives the Cubs more depth in their bullpen. This season, he’s 1-1 with a 7.56 ERA in 20 appearances.
Camp pitched two scoreless innings in relief for Class-A Kane County in his final rehab appearance Friday night.
DeJesus injured himself after crashing into the outfield wall while trying to catch a fly ball. He will undergo an MRI on Monday after traveling back to Chicago Sunday, Cubs manager Dale Sveum said.
Ryan Sweeney got the start in place of DeJesus on Saturday.
" Sveum said the team will look to add an outfielder to its roster once its bullpen “gets back in shape.” It doesn’t appear that once-highly touted prospect Brett Jackson would be called up, but Dave Sappelt could get the nod. Sveum indicated that southpaw Travis Wood, a .296 hitter who has belted two homers and amassed seven RBIs, could get some pinch-hit at-bats given Chicago’s lack of position players on the bench.
" Second baseman Darwin Barney was in the leadoff spot Saturday against Mets left-hander Jon Niese, but Sveum indicated that he’d go with Luis Valbuena or Sweeney in the leadoff hole against righties while DeJesus is out.
" Cubs first-round pick Kris Bryant won the 2013 Dick Howser Trophy as collegiate player of the year. Chicago took Bryant second overall in the MLB draft.