Heyward activated, two Cubs players optioned


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CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs have activated outfielder Jason Heyward from the 10-day disabled list and recalled right-handed pitcher Dylan Floro from Triple-A Iowa. To make room on the 25-man roster, infielder Tommy La Stella and right-handed pitcher Pierce Johnson have been optioned to Triple-A.

Both Heyward and Floro will be available for the Cubs this afternoon as they conclude their series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field.

Heyward, 27, was placed on the 10-day disabled list on May 8 (retroactive to May 6) with a right finger sprain. He is batting .253 (25-for-99) with three home runs and 17 RBI in 28 games with the Cubs this season. He played in one rehab game as part of his return, going 1-for-3 with an RBI on Thursday with Single-A South Bend.

Floro, 26, returns for his second stint with the Cubs this season. He made one relief appearance during his previous time with the club, allowing just one earned run in 4.1 innings (2.08 ERA) on May 9 in Colorado. With Iowa this year, Floro has gone 2-1 with a 4.74 ERA (10 ER/19.0 IP) in eight appearances, one as a starter.

La Stella, 28, is batting .304 (7-for-23) with two doubles, a homer and two RBI in 16 games covering two stints with the Cubs this season. With Iowa, La Stella is batting .267 (12-for-45) with a homer and two RBI in 12 games.

Johnson, 26, made his major league debut Friday and allowed two unearned runs in one inning of work. With Iowa this season, he is 2-0 with a 3.21 ERA (5 ER/14.0 IP) in 12 relief outings.



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