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Cubs will place Garza on DL

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Cubs will place Garza on DL

LOS ANGELES Matt Garzas right elbow didnt respond the way the Cubs hoped, so he will be heading back to Chicago for further evaluation.

Garzas plans to start Tuesday night in San Diego You better effin believe it, dude have been scrapped and he will wind up on the disabled list.

Garza felt stiff on Sunday after throwing two side sessions this weekend at Dodger Stadium. He hasnt pitched in a game since July 21, when he experienced triceps cramping. An MRI on his elbow revealed traces of fluid, but was otherwise said to be clean.

Nothing major, but hes not going to be able to go on Tuesday, manager Dale Sveum said. Were going to back him off and send him home to see the doctor and just be a little more cautionary.

The Cubs will evaluate their options for a spot starter on the bus ride from Los Angeles to San Diego. Brooks Raley, Chris Rusin and Casey Coleman each started this weekend for Triple-A Iowa, making it a difficult turnaround.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who deserves the blame in the Bears loss to Miami?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who deserves the blame in the Bears loss to Miami?

David Haugh, Adam Jahns and Patrick Finley join Kap on the panel. The Bears lose a rough one in Miami as Matt Nagy goes conservative at the end zone. Does the rookie coach deserve all of the blame? Dave Wannstedt joins the guys to discuss.

Plus the guys discuss the Cubs’ newest hitting coach/scapegoat, Brandon Saad’s upcoming healthy scratch and Bobby Portis betting on himself this season. 

Listen here or in the embedded player below!

Cubs executive Jason McLeod reportedly linked to Giants' GM opening

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Cubs executive Jason McLeod reportedly linked to Giants' GM opening

Is this the offseason that Cubs executive Jason McLeod finally becomes an MLB general manager?

According to Bruce Levine, the Giants are reportedly interested in McLeod, the Cubs senior vice president of scouting and player development, for their vacant general manager position.

McLeod joined the Cubs' front office in 2011 alongside Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. Before the Cubs, he spent six years in the Red Sox front office and two in the Padres' (with Hoyer, who was San Diego's general manager from 2010-2011). 

Of course, the Giants' reported interest in McLeod doesn't necessarily mean that he will interview for the job. However, it's worth noting that McLeod interviewed for the Twins' general manager job in 2016; he also withdrew his name from consideration for the Padres' general manager job in 2014. 

In addition to the Giants, McLeod's name has been linked to the Mets' general manager vacancy. This is more speculation, but the point is that it seems to be only a matter of time before McLeod is hired as general manager elsewhere.

For what it's worth, though, McLeod is under contract through 2021 and has previously said that he is grateful to be with the Cubs. 

“I’m exceptionally grateful,” McLeod said. “All of us are. Look at where we are at this moment in time with this team," McLeod said in 2016. "I can’t imagine a better environment, a better culture to work at in baseball.

"We’ve been together a long time. We’re friends. We’re good. We embrace the fact that we are good. And we challenge ourselves to be even better.”