Cubs recall Beliveau; more moves coming Saturday

Cubs recall Beliveau; more moves coming Saturday

CHICAGO -- The Cubs recalled reliever Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Iowa on Friday to take pitcher Brooks Raley's spot on the roster. Beliveau was the first of about a half-dozen players expected to be added once rosters expand on Saturday.

Raley, who began the year at Double-A Tennessee, started Thursday for the Cubs against the Brewers. He was subsequently shut down for the season because he reached his innings limit. The left-hander ended with 155 innings total at three levels -- Tennessee, Iowa and the big leagues. Technically, he was optioned to Iowa, but the Minor League team's season ended Thursday.

The Cubs were expected to add outfielders Tony Campana and Dave Sappelt and infielder Adrian Cardenas on Saturday from Iowa's roster. Pitcher Miguel Socolovich, claimed off waivers on Aug. 23 from the Orioles, also will join the Cubs, along with catcher Anthony Recker, acquired Monday in a trade with the Athletics for Minor League catcher Blake Lalli. Socolovich appeared in three games for Iowa.

Pitcher Chris Rusin, who made his Major League debut Aug. 21 against the Brewers, will be added, as well, and start Tuesday against the Nationals, taking Raley's spot in the Cubs' rotation. In his debut, Rusin gave up one run on one hit over five innings, striking out four.

Rusin and some of the others joined Tennessee to stay on their throwing schedules.

"A lot of the guys getting called up, I don't think you're going to see a whole lot different playing time than what's here already," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "They'll get a little bit of playing time, but you're not going to take too much away from anybody who is on the field right now."