The decision’s been made: Carlos Zambrano will return to the rotation on Wednesday, Randy Wells will start on Monday, and Tom Gorzelanny will move to the bullpen.
Carlos Zambrano will return to the rotation Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cubs manager Lou Piniella said Sunday.
Left-handed starter Tom Gorzelanny has been sent to the bullpen and will pitch in long relief for the Cubs. Zambrano had been pitching from the pen since April 24, after starting the year in the rotation. ESPN Chicago.
Gorzelanny is unhappy about the move, as he should be – none of the five current starters “deserved” to be bumped to the bullpen, and Gorzelanny was having great success as a starter this year.
You’ve got to believe the Cubs will continue to explore trades this year, moving from a position of strength. But for now, Gorzelanny will come out of the pen.