CHICAGO -- Rookie pitcher Esmailin Caridad will throw one inning in a Minor League game Saturday in Mesa, Ariz., his first game action since going on the disabled list.
Caridad has been sidelined since April 12 with a strained right forearm. He was rehabbing at the Cubs' extended spring camp.
The right-hander, who was projected as the Cubs' main setup pitcher this season, was about 10 days away from being able to rejoin the Major League team.
Caridad had appeared in four games before he was hurt, and had given up four runs on three hits and three walks over 2 2/3 innings.