Luis Valbuena had a decent night at the dish in Friday’s loss to the Reds, going 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and RBI.
Scott Feldman turned in his worst outing of the season in Friday’s loss to the Reds, allowing five runs on seven hits over his 5 1/3 innings.
Alfonso Soriano is not in Friday's lineup against the Reds.
James Russell has emerged as one of the Cubs' few bright spots in 2013, checking in with a 1.04 ERA and 0.87 WHIP in 23 appearances.
Cubs prospect Albert Almora went 3-for-4 with a double in his first game Wednesday with Low-A Kane County.
Jeff Samardzija held the Pirates to one run over seven innings on Wednesday but took the loss.
Cubs recalled RHP Rafael Dolis from Triple-A Iowa.
Cubs placed RHP Shawn Camp on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right big toe.
Matt Garza didn't get a win but was great in his season debut Tuesday, holding the Pirates scoreless on one hit and three walks over five innings.
Darwin Barney went 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.
Cubs activated RHP Matt Garza from the disabled list.
Cubs designated RHP Michael Bowden for assignment.
Cubs claimed RHP Eduardo Sanchez off waivers from the Cardinals; assigned him to Triple-A Iowa.
The Cubs are expected to designate RHP Michael Bowden for assignment on Tuesday.
Travis Wood allowed three earned runs over seven innings Sunday as the Cubs fell to the Brewers.