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Thursday, August 8, 2013
Navarro out after collision; C called up

By Jesse Rogers

One day after absorbing a collision at the plate by Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, Chicago Cubs catcher Dioner Navarro was declared out for Thursday's matinee finale between the teams with a right ankle contusion, according to Comcast Sportsnet.

"It was a good baseball play," Navarro said on Comcast Sportsnet. "We both did what we needed to do. I guess I got the worse out of it."

Utley was the potential go-ahead run as he came home from second on a base hit by Kevin Frandsen. Navarro blocked the plate forcing Utley to come in hard. X-rays taken on Navarro's leg Wednesday night were negative.

The Cubs called up catcher J.C. Boscan from Triple-A Iowa for Thursday's game. The 33-year-old Boscan had 11 at-bats in parts of the last three seasons with the Atlanta Braves.

The Cubs also placed reliever Matt Guerrier on the 60-day disabled list with right elbow soreness and outfielder Thomas Neal on the 15-day disabled list with a dislocated right shoulder. Neal dislocated his right shoulder throwing a ball into second from left field on Wednesday.

Guerrier, acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Carlos Marmol trade, had a 2.13 ERA in 15 relief appearances with the Cubs.

Right-handed pitcher Eduardo Sanchez was also recalled from Triple-A Iowa.