PITTSBURGH -- Left-hander Tom Gorzelanny is the odd-man out of the starting rotation with the return of Carlos Zambrano on Wednesday at Pittsburgh. Zambrano rejoins the rotation after slightly more than a month as a setup man. Gorzelanny is 2-5 with a 3.66 ERA.
"Gorzelanny had a throw day on Saturday," Cubs manager Lou Piniella indicated. "We didn't use him [Sunday], but he's ready to go today and he's in the bullpen and he'll pitch in the middle to long role to start with and we'll see how he goes."
Gorzelanny expressed a preference to stay in the rotation, but will do whatever it takes to help the team.
"Whatever they need me to do is what I'm going to do," Gorzelanny said. "I felt like I've pitched well and look forward to continuing to do that now. Whatever they need me to do I'll be able to do."