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|Jeff Samardzija now looks to be a part of the Cubs' rotation.|
Left-hander Tom Gorzelanny will throw a simulated game Friday. After that interim manager Mike Quade expects him to return to the rotation.
“Probably [next] Wednesday against San Francisco is where he’ll fit in,” Quade said.
Carlos Zambrano will pitch the finale of a three-game set with St. Louis on Wednesday. After an off day, Ryan Dempster will open the Florida series followed by Casey Coleman and Samardzija. All of that said, it’s yet to be determined where Carlos Silva will fit in after he recovers from elbow tendonitis.
Silva said he’d like to pitch again in 2010. However, he must wait at least a week for medication to work on his tender elbow.
“I hope [to pitch],” Silva said. “I don’t know what their plan is. They haven’t said anything to me yet. Hopefully I’ll be back this year.”
Quade keeping focused