A real injury? Or something simply to put Edwin Jackson aside until after September 1? You decide:
EJax to DL (lat strain). Rosscup called up to pen. Watkins called up as Starlin goes on bereavement list.— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) August 21, 2014
So, there you have it. A "lat strain" puts Edwin Jackson on the disabled list. I suppose he could actually have a lat strain; whatever the case, someone else will have to take his turn, and that's likely going to be Jacob Turner, unless Zac Rosscup, who's been recalled to take Jackson's 25-man roster spot, is sent back to Triple-A Iowa before Jackson's next scheduled start (which would be Tuesday, although with the off day Monday that turn could simply be skipped). After that, it'd be September 1 before an additional starter is needed.
It was reported Wednesday evening that Starlin Castro had returned to the Dominican Republic because a relative and some friends had been killed in a car accident. My condolences to Starlin; players on the bereavement list can stay there for up to seven days. Logan Watkins isn't likely to get much playing time, unless the Cubs want to start him at second base and Javier Baez at shortstop. They could move Arismendy Alcantara to second base, as they have enough outfielders to fill the gap in center field.
Weather permitting, Cubs baseball returns in about three hours as the suspended game from Tuesday will resume at 4:05 p.m. CT.