By Evan Brunell
The Cubs will finally and mercifully get Randy Wells back next Friday or Saturday against Pittsburgh, as the Chicago Tribune writes. This will allow the team to demote Casey Coleman and his 6.03 ERA.
Wells has been hobbled by a right forearm strain that has kept him out since making his first start on April 4. Owner of a career 3.62 ERA with the Cubs in 60 starts out of 63 games, he will immediately upgrade the rotation of the 19-23 Cubs in danger of sinking into irrelevancy by the time Wells can even return.
The other injured starter, Andrew Cashner, is being sent to see Dr. Lewis Yocum (uh-oh) for a second opinion on his shoulder injury. Cashner experienced tightness in his rotator cuff while rehabbing last week and has been shut down. The Cubs say they aren't worried about Cashner needing surgery, but also don't expect him back before the All-Star break at the earliest.
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