The Chicago Cubs had an off day Monday before their three-game series against San Diego at Wrigley Field. Kyle Hendricks and Tsuyoshi Wada will start in the series as the Cubs look to fill out 40 percent of their rotation for the third straight summer.
Around the league: Dan Uggla is headed to the Giants and will report to their Triple-A team, and in related news the Giants topped the Phillies’ in Cliff Lee‘s return from the disabled list and placed their own ace Matt Cain on the DL. Also, Yankees’ first baseman Mark Teixeria will miss a few days with a lat strain and David Ortiz tied Carl Yastrzemski on the all-time home run list.
Chicago Tribune: Cubs relieved to be home after long road stretch
Daily Herald: Iowa pitchers ready to contribute to Cubs
CSN Chicago: As Theo bets on Big Bats, Cubs believe in Bill
Cubs.com: Scoreboard operators a part of rich Wrigley Field tradition
MiLB.com: Cubs’ Russell gets pranked on a career day
NBC Sports MLB: Giants finally decide to stop letting Matt Cain pitch through “cranky” elbow
FOX Sports MLB: Sources: Uggla agrees to deal with Giants, will report to Triple-A
CBS Sports MLB: Mark Teixeria to miss a few days with mild lat strain
Philadelphia Inquirer: Cliff Lee falters in his return as Phils fall to Giants