08/05/2005 4:27 PM ET
Cubs reinstate Garciaparra, Williamson and Wood
The Chicago Cubs today reinstated infielder NOMAR GARCIAPARRA and pitchers SCOTT WILLIAMSON and KERRY WOOD to the active list. The Cubs also placed infielder/outfielder JERRY HAIRSTON on the 15-day disabled list, optioned right-handed pitcher SERGIO MITRE to Iowa (AAA) and designated MIKE REMLINGER for assignment.
Garciaparra went on the disabled list April 21 with a left groin avulsion of adductor longus muscle. He suffered the injury stepping out of the batter's box April 20 at St. Louis. The shortstop made eight combined rehab appearances for Mesa (R), Peoria (A) and West Tenn (AA), going
5-for-23 with 2 RBI.
Williamson has been on the disabled list all season, recoving from "Tommy John" surgery performed this past off-season. In 10 rehab outings, the right-hander was 1-2 with a 3.14 ERA. He issued 5 walks and struck out 19 batters in 14.1 innings of work.
Wood, who looks to make his first major league relief appearance, was placed on the disabled list July 21 with right shoulder inflammation. He made two relief appearances during a rehab assignment to Peoria, allowing 1 hit and striking out 5 batters over 2.1 innings of work.
This was Wood's second stint on the disabled list, as he also was on the 15-day DL
May 3-June 29 with a right shoulder strain. In 10 games this season, the right-hander has gone 3-3 with a 4.67 ERA.
Hairston was placed on the disabled list with a left elbow medial ligament injury. He sustained the injury in the contest on August 3. In 88 games this season, he has batted .261 with 18 doubles, 4 homers and 19 RBI.
Mitre was in his second stint with the Cubs - and has split time between the bullpen and the starting rotation in 2005. The right-hander was 2-5 with a 5.66 ERA in 16 games for the big league club. At Iowa (AAA), he has gone 3-4 with a 4.60 ERA in eight starts.
Remlinger was 0-3 with a 4.91 ERA in 35 games for the Cubs - and had held right-handed batters to a .210 batting average. The left-hander was on the disabled list May 21-June 5 with a
non-displaced distal phalanx fracture in the fifth finger on his left hand.