With Joc Pederson off to Atlanta, the Cubs had an open roster spot for tonight’s game in Phoenix. It’ll be Eric Sogard returning from the Injured List to take Pederson’s spot. Sogard, who returns to a .250/.287/.313 slash line (and a 6.23 ERA), went on the 10-day IL exactly 10 days ago with a left thumb contusion. Clearly the Cubs had to trade Pederson to open up a spot for Sogard’s return immediately upon eligibility.
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