Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Cubs recall RHP Atkins from Triple-A
The Chicago Cubs have recalled right-handed pitcher Mitch Atkins from Triple-A Iowa, ESPNChicago.com has learned from team sources.
The Cubs needed a fresh reliever for today's game against the Houston Astros in Wrigley Field after playing a 13-inning game on Monday, followed by Ryan Dempster's five-inning outing on Tuesday night. The Cubs used five relievers Tuesday.
The Cubs optioned Jeff Stevens to Iowa.