Yeah, so this was probably obvious to you given the fact that Kevin Hart was recalled in advance of today’s game to start against the Nationals, but the Cubs had to make a corresponding roster move – and that move was to send .368-hitting outfield Sam Fuld back to AAA Iowa.

Not a total shock, but it does mark the Cubs’ disappointing return to 12 pitchers, which we speculated would happen soon after the All-Star break. It is possible that once Ryan Dempster returns, the Cubs will feel confident enough in the ability of the starters to go deep that seven in the bullpen will be unnecessary, but it’s unlikely. It’s just the way Lou Piniella likes to role with this Cubs team.



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