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05/22/2007 4:20 PM ET
Cubs recall left-hander Sean Marshall from Triple-A Iowa
Lefty Neal Cotts optioned to Iowa
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SAN DIEGO -- The Chicago Cubs today recalled left-handed pitcher Sean Marshall from Triple-A Iowa after optioning left-handed pitcher Neal Cotts to Iowa after Sunday's game vs. the White Sox.

Marshall, 24, began the year in the minors and has posted a 3-0 mark with a 2.05 ERA (7 ER/30.2 IP) in five games between Single-A Daytona and Triple-A Iowa. Off-season left shoulder rehabilitation limited him to a single spring training outing, as he tossed a scoreless inning March 19 in Maryvale against the Brewers.

Despite having never pitched above Double-A prior to 2006, Marshall spent last season on the major league roster, producing a 6-9 mark with a 5.59 ERA (78 ER/125.2 IP) in 24 starts for Chicago. He made his big league debut April 9 vs. St. Louis and recorded his first major league victory, hit and RBI April 14 at Pittsburgh.

Marshall, who wears No. 45, is slated to make the start tomorrow night in San Diego, when the Cubs face the Padres at 9:05 p.m. CT at PETCO Park.

Cotts, 27, was acquired by the Cubs this past off-season in exchange for pitchers David Aardsma and Carlos Vasquez. He is 0-1 with a 4.86 ERA (9 ER/16.2 IP) in 16 relief appearances for the Cubs.

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