Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - The Chicago Cubs activated infielder Luis
Valbuena from the 15-day disabled list and outfielder Ryan Sweeney from the
60-day disabled list Sunday as major league rosters expand.
Valbuena, who was placed on the DL with a right oblique strain Aug. 4, was
batting .225 with nine homers and 31 RBI through 89 games this season.
Sweeney, 28, returns after fracturing a rib when crashing into the outfield
wall on June 29 in Seattle. Prior to the setback, he was batting .295 with
four home runs and 15 RBI in 44 games with the Cubs. Sweeney played in five
rehab games, including a 1-for-4 effort with Single-A Kane County on Saturday.
Chicago also recalled pitcher Alberto Cabrera from Triple-A Iowa and
designated pitcher Eduardo Sanchez for assignment.
Cabrera had split the 2013 campaign with Double-A Tennessee and Iowa, going
10-6 with a 3.79 earned run average in 33 appearances, including 18 starts.
The 24-year-old right-hander made his major league debut with the Cubs last
August, going 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in 25 relief appearances.
Sanchez, 24, went 0-1 with a 5.68 ERA in four relief appearances with the Cubs
this season. He was claimed off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals on May
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