Cubs will place Garza on DL

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Cubs will place Garza on DL

LOS ANGELES Matt Garzas right elbow didnt respond the way the Cubs hoped, so he will be heading back to Chicago for further evaluation.

Garzas plans to start Tuesday night in San Diego You better effin believe it, dude have been scrapped and he will wind up on the disabled list.

Garza felt stiff on Sunday after throwing two side sessions this weekend at Dodger Stadium. He hasnt pitched in a game since July 21, when he experienced triceps cramping. An MRI on his elbow revealed traces of fluid, but was otherwise said to be clean.

Nothing major, but hes not going to be able to go on Tuesday, manager Dale Sveum said. Were going to back him off and send him home to see the doctor and just be a little more cautionary.

The Cubs will evaluate their options for a spot starter on the bus ride from Los Angeles to San Diego. Brooks Raley, Chris Rusin and Casey Coleman each started this weekend for Triple-A Iowa, making it a difficult turnaround.

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Here are some of the top Chicago sports stories from Monday:

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The state of the Bulls after the first half of the season

The state of the Bulls after the first half of the season

Who are the Bulls? The team that beat Cleveland and Toronto or lost to Dallas, Minnesota and Milwaukee?

That's the question Bulls fans are currently asking and the one Bulls Insider Vincent Goodwill posed in the video above.

The Bulls have had impressive wins and shocking losses, but neither of those should be surprising at this point. The Bulls are, as Goodwill put it, consistently inconsistent.

The first half of the season has proven that Dwyane Wade still has some memorable moments left to give and Jimmy Butler continues to approach superstardom. On the downside, the drama surrounding Rajon Rondo has meant the 'three alphas' that were hyped up in the preseason haven't been the dynamic trio some Bulls fans had hoped.

Coach Fred Hoiberg doesn't have the shooters his system needs, but can he still rally the troops and get something out of Rondo?

Watch the video to see Goodwill's look back on the Bulls' first half and what could be ahead.