Anthony Rizzo is not in the Cubs' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the rival Cardinals.
It's the first day off of the season for the young first baseman, who has 10 home runs and 39 RBI in 68 games this season. Cody Ransom will get the nod in his place against Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.
David DeJesus was diagnosed with a right shoulder strain following an MRI on Monday.
This confirms the original diagnosis. DeJesus suffered the injury when he slammed into the center field fence during Friday's game against the Mets. There's still no timetable for his return.
Matt Garza spun seven shutout innings but was dealt a no-decision in Sunday's loss to the Mets.
Garza was fantastic, permitting just three hits while walking two and striking out five in his best start since returning from the disabled list. Unfortunately, he was unable to pick up his second win after Carlos Marmol coughed up a 3-0 lead in the ninth. The right-hander will be a big trade chip for the Cubs next month as long as he stays healthy. He has a juicy matchup at home against the Astros next weekend.
Carlos Marmol had another Marmol meltdown Sunday, yielding four runs while recording just one out in a loss to the Mets.
With Kevin Gregg unavailable, Marmol was tasked with protecting a 3-0 lead in the ninth, but the only out he was able to record was on a sac bunt. Marlon Byrd took him deep to lead off the inning, Lucas Duda drew a walk, John Buck knocked a single and Kirk Nieuwenhuis sent everyone home with a long walk-off homer. Marmol now holds an ugly 6.08 ERA and 1.72 WHIP for the season. The Cubs are hoping to trade him at the deadline, but it's hard to imagine anyone being interested.
Cubs sent RHP Eduardo Sanchez outright to Triple-A Iowa.
Sanchez was designated for assignment last week but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. The righty has really struggled with his control the last two seasons but is still just 24 and has plenty of upside.
Scott Feldman allowed just two hits in seven innings of one-run ball in a 5-2 win over the Mets on Saturday.
Feldman walked one and struck out six. The only run scored on an RBI single by David Wright in the bottom of the fourth inning. Feldman also had a nice day at the plate, as he delivered a two-run single off Jon Niese. He continues to be a nice find for the Cubs, compiling a 3.05 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 60/21 K/BB ratio in 79 2/3 innings over 13 starts. However, it will be tough to trust him in mixed leagues with a matchup against the first-place Cardinals next week in St. Louis.