CHICAGO – Tony Campana is expected to be recalled when rosters expand a week from Sunday, but moves might be limited.
“Most of them are here anyway,” manager Dale Sveum said. “There are some guys who are coming back from injuries that we still want to take looks at as well.”
That would suggest that left-handed reliever Blake Parker is a candidate to be called up. Other pitchers that could be on their way back to Chicago are Jeff Beliveau, Scott Maine and, of course, Chris Rusin. There is also right-hander Miguel Socolovich, whom the Cubs claimed off waivers from the Orioles on Friday.
And then there is the question of whether or not the Cubs would be willing to bring up shortstop Junior Lake from Double-A Tennessee. Sveum has mentioned him in passing so his name will clearly be discussed.
It doesn’t seem as if the Cubs will be bringing everybody form the above list, though.
“The way the roster is and everything I don’t know how many we will (call up),” Sveum said. “I don’t think it will be an overwhelming amount, but just enough to help us in September to where we can do things roster-wise during a game and pinch hit three or four pitchers to help out and all that stuff. We’re not going to bring 15 guys up or anything like that.”