Cubs closer Brandon Morrow

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Cubs Make Series Of Roster Moves

The Cubs have placed closer Brandon Morrow on the disabled list.

July 19, 2018 - 3:43 pm

(670 The Score) The Cubs have placed closer Brandon Morrow on the 10-day disabled list with right biceps inflammation amid a series of roster moves before opening the second half against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field on Thursday evening.

Additionally, outfielder Albert Almora Jr. is back from family emergency leave, reliever Carl Edwards Jr. is back from paternity leave and reliever Anthony Bass has been activated from the DL. Reliever Rob Zastryzny and infielder David Bote have been optioned back to Triple-A Iowa.

Morrow's move to the DL is retoractive to Sunday, the Cubs' last game before the All-Star break. He has 22 saves, a 1.47 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP this season.

Edwards has a 2.89 ERA in 29 appearances this season, while Bass has a 0.63 ERA in 14 apperances.

Zastryzny has a 4.76 ERA in six appearances. Bote has hit .310 with one homer, nine RBIs and an .867 OPS in 20 games across multiple stints with the Cubs this year.