CHICAGO -- Cubs reliever Joe Borowski was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a right shoulder strain, and Chicago recalled right-hander Jon Leicester from Triple-A Iowa.
Chicago is unsure of the specifics of Borowski's injury and he
will undergo tests. The Cubs closer is 2-4 with a 8.02 ERA and has
nine saves in 11 chances. Borowski gave up a double to Jack Wilson
in the ninth inning Friday and an RBI single to Craig Wilson for
his second blown save of the season.
Cubs manager Dusty Baker and pitching coach Larry Rothschild have questioned Borowski if he was experiencing any problems.
"I have been asking him the whole time and Larry has been
asking him the whole time, and you know, Joe being the warrior that
he is, nothing hurts, just something is not right," said Baker.
Baker met with Borowski on Saturday and they concluded that the disabled list was the best option. Borowski also met with Cubs team physician Dr. Stephen Adams.
"The doctor said the best thing to do is back off and run some
tests and see what is going on," Borowski said. "I think in the
long run this is probably the best thing because it will finally
put my mind to ease."
Leicester was 5-2 with a 4.01 ERA for Iowa. He was with the Cubs from Aug. 27-30 last year but did not make any appearances.