Cubs activate Steve Cishek, option two players


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Benny Sieu - USA Today Sports
Benny Sieu - USA Today Sports

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today activated right-handed pitcher Steve Cishek off of the 10-day injured list. To make room for Cishek on the 25-man roster, infielder David Bote was optioned to Triple-A Iowa yesterday.

In addition, outfielder Mark Zagunis was optioned to Triple-A following the game on Sunday after serving as the club’s 26th man that night in Williamsport. Cishek will be available for the Cubs tonight when they begin their three-game series against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field.

Cishek, 33, was placed on the 10-day injured list with left hip inflammation on August 10 and did not require a rehab assignment as part of his return. He has gone 3-5 with seven saves and a 3.58 ERA (20 ER/50.1 IP) in 54 appearances with the Cubs this season.

Bote, 26, has spent the entire season with the Cubs and is batting .257 (69-for-268) with 16 doubles, 10 home runs and 40 RBI in 106 games with Chicago this season.

Zagunis, 26, has batted .250 (9-for-36) with three doubles and five RBI in 30 games with the Cubs this season. With Iowa, Zagunis has hit .296 (67-for-226) with 25 doubles, five home runs and 38 RBI in 59 games.

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