There’s a flu bug going around the Cubs clubhouse and the latest victim is Matt Garza, with manager Dale Sveum saying this morning that the right-hander is “iffy” to make his scheduled Sunday start.
Garza was originally supposed to start today before being pushed back in the rotation and Dave Van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Cubs have “summoned” Travis Wood from Triple-A to be on call in case Garza can’t pitch against the Dodgers.
Wood was acquired from the Reds in the Sean Marshall trade and has an ugly 5.18 ERA in five starts at Triple-A, but that comes along with a strong 30/8 K/BB ratio in 28 innings and the 25-year-old southpaw has a 4.18 ERA in 209 career innings as a big leaguer.
PHOENIX — Arizona Diamondbacks ace Madison Bumgarner has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a mid-back strain.
The left-hander was lifted after two innings Sunday against San Diego due to back spasms.
The Diamondbacks placed Bumgarner on the injured list Monday and selected the contract of right-hander Jeremy Beasley from their alternate training site.
Bumgarner allowed six runs on five hits in two innings against the Padres to remain winless since signing an $85 million, five-year deal with Arizona last offseason. The four-time All-Star has seen his velocity dip into the upper 80s this season and has a 9.35 ERA after Sunday’s start.
Bumgarner was a four-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion in 11 seasons with San Francisco.
Beasley will be making his major league debut.