Cubs activate Marmol; option Dolis to Triple-A


Cubs activate Marmol; option Dolis to Triple-A

The Cubs activated right-hander Carlos Marmol from the 15-day disabled list and optioned fellow right-handed pitcher Rafael Dolis to Triple-A Iowa on Monday.

Marmol landed on the DL on May 12 after suffering a right hamstring strain. He's 0-1 with two saves and a 6.35 ERA in 15 relief appearances. He will be available to pitch today against the Padres.

Marmol made two appearances as part of his rehab in Iowa and posted no record and a 0.00 ERA. In the two innings he pitched, he walked two, struck out four, limiting opponents to a .143 batting average.

In his 23 relief appearances with the Cubs this season, Dolis is 2-4 with four saves and a 5.68 ERA. He has an 0-2 record and a 24.00 ERA in his last five outings.

Marmol started the season as the Cubs' closer, but struggled and gave way to Dolis. But the rookie didn't fare any better and was since removed from the role and now finds himself in Triple-A, trying to regain his form.

Alex Brown 'not very happy' about Bears moving up to select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky

Alex Brown 'not very happy' about Bears moving up to select quarterback Mitchell Trubisky

After having a few days to reflect on the Bears' first-round pick in the NFL Draft, CSN's Alex Brown remains unimpressed. 

The former Bears defensive end dropped by In the Loop to discuss his overall thoughts on the pick. 

"I'm still not very happy about it," Brown said of Ryan Pace's decision to trade up and select North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. "But I think what we can take from it is Ryan Pace, these guys they're looking down down the road. Not this year, not next year but maybe that third year." 

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Although Brown wasn't high on Trubisky, he did have positive reviews for fourth-rounder Eddie Jackson. The safety from Alabama gives Vic Fangio's defense a new option at a position where they desperately need playmakers. 

Watch Brown give his quick hits on the Bears entire draft in the video above and flip to CSN at 10:30 p.m. for a special Draft Recap. 

Honda Road Ahead: White Sox get set to battle Royals, Orioles

Honda Road Ahead: White Sox get set to battle Royals, Orioles

Siera Santos, Dan Hayes and Bill Melton discuss the White Sox upcoming games in this week's Honda Road Ahead, sponsored by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda dealers. 

Winners of six of the last seven games, the White Sox look to stay scorching when they open up a three-game set against the Kansas City Royals on Monday.

The Royals, who struggled at the plate in April, will be looking for revenge after being swept on the south side last week. 

Following their matchup with the Royals, the Sox wrap up their extended road trip against the Baltimore Orioles. 

The White Sox have been an early suprise in the A.L. Central. As of Sunday, they sit a half-game back of the Cleveland Indians for first place. 

Watch the panel break down the upcoming slate of games in the video above.