Cubs put starter John Lackey on 10-day disabled list
CHICAGO – With the elevation of Kyle Schwarber to the Cubs from Triple-A, someone had to come off the big league roster to make room.
That ends up being a Cubs starter who has struggled over the past month.
Mentioned by the pitcher himself during his postgame news conference on Wednesday, the Cubs placed pitcher John Lackey on the 10-day DL on Thursday with Plantar Facsciitis.
In his second year with the Cubs, Lackey has struggled to find a rhythm, going 5-9 with a 5.20 ERA, allowing a major-league high 24 homers this season. June was a particularly rough month for Lackey, who surrendered 11 homers while going 1-4 in six starts with a 5.35 ERA.
Lackey disclosed that he’d had some issues with his foot after his six-inning outing against the Rays on Wednesday when he allowed three runs on six hits.