According to David Kaplan, the Cubs have reach an agreement with relief pitcher Bob Howry for the minimum salary. Bob Howry was just released by the Arizona Diamondbacks last week. Kaplan says it is a "done deal" according to people close to Howry.
Howry played for the Cubs 2 seasons and that was 2 years ago. But since leaving Chicago, Howry has pitch horrible and the Cubs will hope that will change. The Cubs need a veteran in the bullpen and he is a cheap option. Will he help? The Cubs organization and Cubs fans will hope. He is expected to be at Wrigley on Friday when the Cubs play the Texas Rangers.
So who gets sent down? I say recent call-up Jeff Stevens. But that can change on how Berg or Russell pitches in the next few days. Also how Stevens pitches too.
Also on that note, the reason Stevens got called-up is because the Cubs put Esmanlin Caridad back on the 15 day DL with inflammation in his throwing arm.
So we just have to wait and see how he produces back in a Chicago uniform.