With Matt Garza Headed To The DL, Chicago Cubs Call Up Pitcher Brooks Raley

The Chicago Cubs placed starter Matt Garza on the 15-day disabled list in a move retroactive to July 28. On Tuesday, the North Siders made it official by calling up 24-year left-handed pitched Brooks Raley. Raley, a San Antonio native, is 6-foot-3, 185 lbs. and has spent the 2012 season alternating between the Double-A Tennessee Smokies and Triple-A Iowa Cubs. His combined stats for the season in the minors read like this: a 6-10 record with a 3.58 ERA over 22 starts.

Related: Matt Garza Injury: Stress Reaction In Elbow Sidelines Cubs RHP Indefinitely

Garza is 5-7 this year for Chicago with a 3.91 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. Garza has 96 strikeouts and 32 walks on the season. He is being sidelined by a stress reaction in his right elbow.

Raley is starting on Tuesday for Chicago vs. the San Diego Padres.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue and Padres blog Gaslamp Ball.

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