Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Aramis to rehab, Shark back in majors

Aramis Ramirez will be donning a Peoria Chiefs uniform Friday in Kane County. He will play the weekend set then, if all goes according to plan, return to the Cubs on Monday. That would make him available when the Braves come to town July 6-8. I'd like to hold off on talking about what roster moves would ensue, because I am deathly afraid of jinxing his healthy return.

Jose Ascanio was sent down today, and Jeff Samardzija was recalled. I thought Ascanio might have some staying power with his power arm. However, his poor performance Saturday leading to Gordon Beckham's walkoff smash along with walking two while trying to nail down Randy Wells' first win against Cleveland did him in.

Shark has looked decent in Iowa and was underwhelming in his earlier stint in the majors this year. Hopefully he has figured something out and refined his breaking stuff since being in Des Moines.

Here is a link to the Trib's story about both of these moves.

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