The Chicago Cubs have placed reliever Blake Parker on the 60-day disabled list and replaced him on the 25-man roster with Manny Corpas, who had his contract purchased from Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday. The team announced the pair of roster moves on its official Twitter feed.
#Cubs placed RHP Blake Parker on 60-day DL with a right elbow stress reaction & selected the contract of RHP Manuel Corpas from Iowa (AAA).— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 6, 2012
Parker, 26, appeared in four games with the Cubs this season, pitching 4.1 scoreless innings with five strikeouts and three walks. He likely won't be ready to return until far later in the season, sometime around August.
His replacement, Corpas, has spent the entire year in Triple-A. Pitching for Iowa, the 29-year-old has posted a 4.01 ERA over 33.2 innings with 19 strikeouts and nine walks. He's mostly struggled in the majors since his breakout with the Rockies in 2007.
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