{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Cubs DFA Berg, Schlitter, add Big Z to roster

Cubs DFA Berg, Schlitter, add Big Z to roster

|
Cubs DFA Berg, Schlitter, add Big Z to roster
CHICAGO -- The Cubs designated pitchers Justin Berg and Brian Schlitter for assignment on Thursday, and pitcher Carlos Zambrano was added to the 40-man roster.

Zambrano was taken off the 40-man roster when the Cubs determined that he would not be with the team for the final month. On Sept. 2, the Cubs announced Zambrano would not return after his 30-day suspension ended, but that they would resume paying his salary. The suspension ran through Sept. 11.

The right-hander was taken off the 40-man roster at that time so the Cubs would not be limited in the number of players they had available.

Zambrano was suspended after his early exit from Turner Field on Aug. 12. In that game against the Braves, he gave up five home runs, then was ejected because umpire Tim Timmons felt Zambrano was trying to hit Chipper Jones. Zambrano packed his gear and left the ballpark, telling teammates he was retiring.

The Cubs placed Zambrano on the disqualified list on Aug. 13. He finished 9-7 with a 4.82 ERA in 24 starts.

The Major League Baseball Players Association filed a grievance on Zambrano's behalf, which is still unresolved. Major League Baseball, the Players Association and the Cubs will process the grievance this offseason.

Schlitter was first activated from the 60-day disabled list before he was designated. He missed the 2011 season because of a right elbow injury. Berg underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in late September.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter@CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español