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Cubs option Coleman to Triple-A, recall Cabrera, Volstad

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Cubs option Coleman to Triple-A, recall Cabrera, Volstad

Casey Coleman's time on the North Side was short-lived after the team fell to the Pirates 5-0 on Tuesday.

After being called up from Triple-A Iowa, the right-handed pitcher was sent back down and the Cubs recalled fellow right handers Alberto Cabrera and Chris Volstad.

Cabrera worked his way through the farm system since joining Single-A Peoria back in 2005. He has combined to go 4-1 with a 3.11 ERA in 36 appearances between Double-A Tennessee and Iowa during this season. Cabrera had earned his promotion to Iowa by recording a 2.52 ERA in 23 contests in Tennessee.

Volstad returns for this third stint with the North Siders this season. At the start of the season, he was a part of the Cubs' starting rotation before being options to Iowa on May 18. He made a quick return against Atlanta on July 3. Throughout the season, Volstad is 0-7 with a 7.94 ERA in nine starts with the Cubs.

Coleman's made 17 appearances with the Cubs this season, going 0-2 with a 7.40 ERA. In his 11 games with Triple-A Iowa this season, he's gone 2-4 and recorded a 5.01 ERA.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Moral victory for the Bears?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Moral victory for the Bears?

David Schuster, Adam Jahns and Patrick Finley join Kap on the panel.

0:00- Dave Wannstedt joins the panel to discuss the Bears 38-31 loss to the Patriots? Was it a moral victory? Is Matt Nagy crazy to say Mitch Trubisky didn’t play that bad?

13:00- Joe Girardi pulls his name out of the Reds managerial search and Jon Heyman reports that industry sources believe he might wait to see if there’s an opening in Chicago. What are the chances that he replaces Joe Maddon?

14:30- Adam Amin joins Kap to preview the Bulls/Mavericks game and discuss the lack of defense in the NBA.

NBA Power Rankings: League on pace for best offensive season in decades

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NBA Power Rankings: League on pace for best offensive season in decades

The NBA season is off to an explosive start, with offense being the theme so far.

NBA fans have gotten to see great offense from all around the league. Rookie guard Trae Young went off for 35 points, the Pelicans scored 149 points in a (no overtime) game and even well-known downtrodden franchises like the Sacramento Kings have got in on the fun, putting up 131 points in a surprising win over the Thunder. 

If the pace of play keeps up league-wide, the 2018-19 season will end up being an offensive masterpiece, sure to spark change to defensive systems in the ever-evolving NBA.

With the Golden State Warriors still shaking off rust and the Rockets looking weaker, (relatively) new powerhouses like the Raptors and Nuggets have dominated this very early portion of the NBA season.

You can take a look here to see how the new hierarchy is shaping up in this week's NBA Power Rankings.