(CBS) The Cubs had to shuffle their roster because of injuries prior to Monday afternoon’s game against the Indians at Wrigley Field.
Right-hander reliever Jason Motte (right shoulder strain) and starting right fielder Jorge Soler (left oblique strain) have each been placed on the 15-day disabled list. In their place, the Cubs have called up left-handed reliever Zac Rosscup and infielder Tommy La Stella, and both will be available for the contest against the Indians.
Soler could miss up to a month for the Cubs. He’s struggled to find his power all season, with seven homers and 42 RBIs in 90 games. He’s hitting .265 with a .710 OPS.
The Cubs wrap up the regular season Oct. 4, so if Soler misses a month, he’d come back with about 13 games left.
Chris Coghlan will likely take over for Soler in right field on a regular basis. He had been playing second base often after the emergence of Kyle Schwarber and his move to left field, but La Stella is a more natural second baseman, so Coghlan should shift back to the outfield.
Coghlan is batting third and playing right field for Chicago on Monday afternoon.
La Stella has only appeared in two games for the Cubs this season, as he hurt his oblique in April. He has one hit in six at-bats this year.
Motte is 8-1 with a 3.91 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 48 1/3 innings this season.
Rosscup is 2-1 with a 4.30 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 23 innings.
Additionally, Cubs shortstop Addison Russell is day-to-day with a groin strain. Starlin Castro will start in his place.