Goatriders of the Apocalypse

News Flash: ReJo to DL, Freel takes spot

According to Chris DeLuca of the Chicago Sun-Times
, the Cubs will send Reed Johnson to the disabled list tomorrow, as the outfielder continues to deal with back spasms.

Reed was phenomenal in his 41 at-bats from the month of May, posting a .366/.413/.707 slash line. For those keeping score at home, any OPS above 1.000 is, as Big Z might say, "fantastico." His June numbers are significantly down, however, perhaps as a result of this injury problem.

DeLuca also reports that utilityman Ryan Freel will be taking Reed's spot on the roster. Freel has been playing well in Iowa, hitting .417 with four doubles and five steals in seven games.

I wonder if Freel will see any action in center field against lefties.


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