Well this is somewhat unexpected. After Friday's loss to the Dodgers the Cubs designated Julio Borbon for assignment. Now we know who's going to replace Murphy on the 25-man (and 40-man) roster: Murphy is an infielder. Borbon is an outfielder. This leaves just four outfielders on the Cubs' 25-man roster: Junior Lake Nate Schierholtz David DeJesus and Cole Gillespie. I can't imagine this situation will last too much longer -- not only that but the Cubs are still carrying eight relief pitchers. I'd guess Brian Bogusevic who is now eligible to return from the disabled list will be back soon.
Cubs Add Donnie Murphy To 25-Man Roster
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