Marmol placed on DL; Cubs recall Coleman

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Marmol placed on DL; Cubs recall Coleman

On Saturday morning, the Cubs announced right-handed pitcher Carlos Marmol has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Casey Coleman has been called up from Triple-A Iowa.

Coleman has gone 2-3 with a 3.48 ERA in seven games with Iowa this season. He's limited opponents to a .205 batting average, walking only 16 batters while striking out 30.

Coleman has played in 31 major league games for the Cubs, going 7-11 with a 5.48 ERA. Last season he went 3-9 in 17 starts.

Marmol had made 15 relief appearances this season with Chicago, recording a 6.35 ERA.

Fire fans swarm O'Hare to greet Bastian Schweinsteiger

Fire fans swarm O'Hare to greet Bastian Schweinsteiger

In the age of social media you can track something like Bastian Schweinsteiger's flight to Chicago in almost real-time.

The Chicago Fire publicized Schweinsteiger's Tuesday arrival in Chicago, giving fans details of when his plane was expected to arrive and at what terminal.

First, Schweinsteiger and his former tennis player wife, Ana Ivanovic, both tweeted photos to their millions of followers about their trip.

Once they arrived, the mob scene at O'Hare was on. Schweinsteiger was greeted by hundreds of fans.

Check out the video above for some footage of Schweinsteiger's arrival.

He will be introduced formally with a press conference on Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Fire Pitch in Chicago. The press conference will air on CSN+ and be streamed live on CSNChicago.com.

Hawks Talk Podcast: What's the cause of recent struggles?

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Hawks Talk Podcast: What's the cause of recent struggles?

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd discuss the latest slump and how much does Artem Anisimov's injury play a role in their struggles?

Konroyd tells us he was surprised by Ryan Hartman's benching in Tampa.

The guys play the game, playoff minutes or press box minutes?  They run through the players who are on the bubble when it comes to postseason play.

They also discuss the Hawks chances of overtaking Washington for the President's trophy.

Plus, Konroyd breaks down possible first round opponents: St Louis, Calgary and Nashville.