Quote of the Day: Carlos Zambrano in the pen

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So to recap: The
Cubs are paying $19 million to a bad DH to play LF and $19 million to a
long reliever. Jim Hendry for Mayor!

‘Duk of Big League Stew on the Cubs’ curious decision to move Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen.

Tim Beckham to miss six to seven weeks after undergoing core muscle surgery

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Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports that Orioles third baseman Tim Beckham underwent core muscle surgery in Philadelphia on Thursday and is expected to miss the next six to seven weeks.

Beckham, 28, was originally diagnosed with a strained left groin. He sustained the injury during spring training and reaggravated it on Monday against the Indians.

Beckham was off to a slow start, batting .179/.247/.262 in 93 plate appearances. Danny Valencia and Jace Peterson should handle the hot corner while Beckham is out.