Eyre to DL; Ascanio to Chicago; Injury updates all around

Quick hitter here with updates on the 50 million injured Cubs courtesy of a tidy little article up on Cubs.com today:
  • Scott Eyre was placed on the DL today. To take his place the Cubs recalled Jose Ascanio from Iowa. The move reinforces what would have been a limited bullpen. Eyre is expected to miss about another week recovering from the strained left groin he suffered his last time out (his neck is probably also still sore from watching balls fly around the ballpark).
  • Ryan Theriot also set out his 2nd consecutive game on Saturday due to a bruised and swollen right hand. When asked, Lou Pinella would not comment on how he sustained the injury. But Mark DeRosa said he "jammed" it. Must not be a big deal though-DeRo was joking that Theriot was simply trying to protect his BA so he could make his first All-Star game.
  • Carlos Zambrano continued his way back from the DL by throwing off flat ground again Saturday. Z is planning to throw on the side on Sunday. He's still looking to make a start July 4th in the STL.
  • Alfonso Soriano's hand continues to heal nicely per x-rays taken Friday. Sori has rejoined the team and it sounds like he's just a few days away from beginning "baseball activities."
  • Reed Johnson took BP for the 2nd straight day today-he's on track to be activated on Thursday. He better hurry-because w/ Edmonds and Fukudome also dinged up, and Felix Pie in Arizona, we could be in trouble at CF if someone gets hurt.

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