Cubs undecided about Tuesday starter

Cubs undecided about Tuesday starter

CHICAGO -- The Cubs have yet to name a starter for Tuesday's game against the Rockies, and manager Mike Quade said prior to his club's 12-2 loss to the Dodgers that he wasn't sure if left-hander James Russell would get another start.

Quade said he wanted to meet with general manager Jim Hendry and assistant general manager Randy Bush first, as well as talk to Triple-A Iowa manager Bill Dancy and Double-A Tennessee manager Bryan Harper.

Russell is 0-2 with a 12.71 ERA in his two starts, giving up eight earned runs on 14 hits over 5 2/3 innings so far. Quade hasn't completely ruled out Russell for Tuesday's game. The Cubs are trying to fill Andrew Cashner's spot in the rotation.

"If we have another option, if we have someone who is ready, I'd like to explore that," Quade said. "Everything's on the table still until we take a closer look at it."