Cubs add September Callups, Activate Silva

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The Chicago Cubs today activated right-handed pitcher Carlos Silva from the 15-day disabled list and added five players to the major league roster from Triple-A Iowa. That is if you can use the word “active” or any variation of the word “active” related to the corpulent Silva.

The Cubs recalled right-handed pitchers Justin Berg and Jeff Samardzija (remember him the Notre Dame wide receiver? “Wake up the echoes”) and outfielder Sam Fuld.  Chicago also selected the contracts of infielder Bobby Scales and outfielder Brad Snyder from Triple-A Iowa.  To make room for Scales and Snyder on the 40-man roster, pitchers John Grabow and Esmailin Caridad were transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

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Pavano Steadying Twins Shaky Starting Staff

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Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano has had his share of ups and downs.

Coming off an 18 win season with Florida in 2004 in which he was an All-Star and ranked eighth in the majors in ERA, disappointment has followed. [Read more…]