Tony Campana took the roster spot of the injuired Ryan Dempster and after Marlon Byrd - who was traded to Boston Saturday - cleared up another rosterspot, the Cubs recalled Randy Wells from Triple-A Iowa. Wells will start in place of Dempster as the Cubs wrap up their series vs. the Reds Sunday afternoon.He began his season with Triple-A Iowa going 1-0 with a 9.42 ERA in three starts prior to Sunday's recall. The 29-year-old right hander is 27-30 with a 4.01 ERA in 86 Major League appearances, 82 as a starter. He spent the past three seasons with the Cubs, postinga 7-6 record with a 4.99 ERA in 23 starts in 2011.
Baseball players don't forget grudges. Javy Baez and Reds pitcher Amir Garrett gave an example of that on Saturday.
Garrett struck out Baez in the seventh inning of the first game of the Cubs-Reds doubleheader. Garrett showed some excitement with the strikeout and then said something to Baez. They both started jawing at each other and suddenly the benches cleared.
At first glance, it looked like Garrett was a bit too excited to get a strikeout with no one on base. Turns out Baez had his own bit of swag for Garrett last year (Friday was the one-year anniversary) in the form of a grand slam at Wrigley Field.
This time Garrett got Baez and wanted to even things up a bit.
Things didn't get too feisty despite the benches clearing, but Anthony Rizzo did rush to Baez's side at some speed. This could be a matchup to keep an eye out for in the future.
Siera Santos, Kelly Crull, and David DeJesus go into the audio archives to break down the biggest games for the Cubs in Cincinnati.
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