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Cubs Roster Moves: Matt Szczur Activated, Neil Ramirez DFA, No DL For Jason Heyward

The injury to Jason Heyward isn't as serious as it looked. Plus, a surprise roster move.

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The Cubs indeed did make a roster move Saturday, but it did not involve Jason Heyward:

Heyward, it's said, won't need to go on the disabled list and instead is day-to-day:

With Heyward unavailable (apparently) but not on the DL, the Cubs will be playing a man short for a few days, unless Heyward can pinch-hit. Thus, the return of Szczur gives them an extra bench player, and (at least for the time being) they'll work with seven relievers.

Neil Ramirez never really got back the velocity he lost through a number of shoulder issues over the last couple of years. He pitched seldom this year: just eight appearances in the Cubs' first 40 games covering 7⅔ innings. I'm sure the team hopes they can get him through waivers and assign him to Iowa, where he could get more regular work.

Ramirez will turn 27 on Wednesday. Here's hoping he's back at some point.

And, good to hear that Heyward won't need a DL stint. The few days off could help him rest his wrist, which still doesn't appear to be 100 percent.