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Cubs activate left-handed pitcher Ted Lilly from 15-day disabled list
08/17/2009 5:44 PM ET

The Chicago Cubs today activated left-handed pitcher Ted Lilly from the 15-day disabled list. To make room for Lilly on the roster, the Cubs optioned right-handed pitcher Justin Berg to Triple-A Iowa.

Lilly will make the start tonight against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park. He was placed on the disabled list on July 25 (retroactive to July 21) with left shoulder inflammation.

A 2009 National League All-Star, Lilly returns to the Cubs after making one rehab assignment with Single-A Peoria. The southpaw tossed 5.0 shutout innings August 12 against the Burlington Bees at O'Brien Field, allowing two hits and one walk with two strikeouts.

In 2009, Lilly is 9-7 with a 3.59 ERA (49 ER/123.0 IP) in 19 starts. This marked Lilly's first stint on the disabled list since the 2005 campaign (left shoulder tendinitis).

Berg was recalled from Iowa last Thursday and made his major-league debut that day, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings of relief vs. Philadelphia. This was his second stint with the big league club this season, as he was also with the team July 25-28 without making an appearance. Berg is 6-1 with a 2.33 ERA (12 ER/46.1 IP) in 30 relief appearances at Triple-A this season.

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