After a week that saw the Cubs’ go into extra innings twice and be blown-out on Friday, it is fair to say the Cubs’ bullpen has to be a little spent. Which is why the Cubs decided to make a roster move today in order to add a fresh arm into the bullpen. The only realistic option in the Cubs’ bullpen to send down was Jeff Stevens–who pitched 3 1/3 innings during Friday’s loss.
The Cubs announced today that they have sent Jeff Stevens down, and recalled reliever Justin Berg from Triple A-Iowa.
To be honest, Berg is just another arm in the bullpen. As it is likely that he will be sent back in two weeks once Randy Wells returns from the disabled list. Last season Berg posted a 5.18 ERA in 41 games with the Cubs.