Cubs call up Cardenas, send down Travis Wood

Cubs call up Cardenas, send down Travis Wood
May 7, 2012, 11:33 pm
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When the Cubs called up Travis Wood Sunday to take Matt Garza's turn in the rotation, they designated utilityman Blake DeWitt for assignment to make room on the roster for Wood.

They made a corresponding move on Monday, sending Wood back down and recalling infielder Adrian Cardenas from Triple-A.

The Cubs claimed Cardenas off waivers in early February. They designated DeWitt for assignment then, too, in order to make room for Cardenas on the 40-man roster.

Cardenas is quite an interesting guy and was batting .319 with seven double, three triples and two homers in 26 games at Iowa. The 24-year-old can play all over the field, but isn't known for his glove work. He hits lefty and throws right-handed and his first appearance will be his Major-League debut.

Cardenas is available for the Cubs tonight against the Braves.