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Cubs Call Up Lalli; Option Volstad To Iowa

Chris Volstad #32 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning on May 17, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Chris Volstad #32 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning on May 17, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

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(CBS) The  Cubs today selected the contract of catcher Blake Lalli from Triple-A Iowa and optioned right-handed pitcher Chris Volstad to Triple-A.

Lalli, who joins the first major league roster of his professional career, will wear uniform number 47 and be available for the Cubs today against the White Sox at Wrigley Field.