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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Ex-closer Jose Veras back from DL

By Jesse Rogers
ESPNChicago.com

ST. LOUIS -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Jose Veras has been activated from the disabled list while reliever Zac Rosscup will go on it with shoulder soreness, the team announced before its game with the St. Louis Cardinals was postponed due to rain Wednesday.

Veras has been rehabbing a strained left oblique at Double-A Tennessee after losing his closer's role last month. He gave up one hit and no runs for Tennessee in four appearances before being activated. In six games for the Cubs this season, he has a 15.88 ERA while blowing two saves.

"Everything is fine," Veras said after arriving in St. Louis on Wednesday. "I'm healthy. That's the best part."

Rosscup, 26, appeared in four games for the Cubs, giving up one hit and no runs to go along with five strikeouts. General manager Jed Hoyer said Rosscup felt soreness warming up lately.

"He's going to see [team doctor Stephen] Gryzlo, and we'll get to the bottom of that," Hoyer said.

The Cubs and Cardinals will make up Wednesday's game as part of a split day/night doubleheader Aug. 30. Wednesday's scheduled starter, Jason Hammel, will pitch Thursday afternoon against St. Louis while Jeff Samardzija has been pushed back to the series opener against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday.