Cubs unfortunately have to bring Chris Volstad back up

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The Chicago Cubs today recalled right-handed pitcher Chris Volstad from Triple-A Iowa.  To make room for Volstad on the roster, Casey Coleman has been optioned to Triple-A. Sorry for the bad news Cubs fans.

An just when you had won four in a row…Volstad will make the start for the Cubs tonight against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.

A member of Chicago’s starting rotation to start the season, Volstad went 0-6 with a 7.46 ERA (34 ER/41.0 IP) in eight starts with the Cubs before being optioned to Iowa on May 18. Great numbers, yes we know.

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Chicago Cubs Sign ex-Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Andy Sonnanstine

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Chicago Cubs and right-handed pitcher Andy Sonnanstine have agreed to terms on a non-guaranteed split contract for the 2012 season, which means he’ll make more if he makes the major league team.

Sonnanstine has pitched all or part of the last five seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays (2007-11) and has been utilized as both a starting pitcher (80 starts) and a reliever (52 relief outings) during that span. Overall, he is 28-31 with one save and a 5.26 ERA (316 ER/540.1 IP) in his big league career, walking only 136 batters in 540.1 innings, an average of 2.3 walks per nine innings pitched. [Read more…]