Cubs send Camp to DL, call up Dolis

Cubs send Camp to DL, call up Dolis

May 22, 2013, 4:00 pm
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Tony Andracki

The Cubs' bullpen is in a constant state of flux lately, and more moves came down Wednesday afternoon.

Shawn Camp was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a toe injury, and the Cubs responded by calling up Rafael Dolis from Triple-A Iowa.

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The Cubs recently bumped starter Carlos Villanueva to the bullpen to make room for Matt Garza in the rotation, and Michael Bowden was sent down to Iowa Tuesday to open a spot on the 25-man roster.

Bowden had a respectable 3.78 ERA and 1.14 WHIP serving as a middle reliever/long man, while Camp has struggled this season after a fantastic 2012 campaign in which he led the league in appearances (80).


After serving up the game-clinching grand slam Tuesday night, Camp's ERA jumped to 7.56 and his WHIP soared to 1.92. While his walk and strikeout rates are right around his career averages, the 37-year-old veteran is allowing 14 hits per nine innings and has surrendered four homers in 16.2 innings.


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Dolis, 25, spent part of last season as the Cubs' closer after Carlos Marmol lost the job. Dolis did not allow a run in two appearances with the big-league club earlier this season and was 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in Iowa.