After trying to send Neil Ramirez to Triple-A Iowa, the Cubs did a U-turn on Tuesday and stashed their best reliever on the disabled list with what they’re calling a sore right triceps muscle.
Neil Ramirez blew a high fastball right by Matt Carpenter, pumped his fist and let out a little yell as he walked off the mound with 41,534 fans buzzing at Wrigley Field.
Neil Ramirez hasn’t done anything wrong. But he is headed back to Triple-A Iowa.
In a year where Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro have provided most of the offense, the Cubs got a lift from a pair of unexpected sources Friday afternoon.