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Cubs roster move: Victor Caratini activated, Taylor Davis to Iowa

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Victor Caratini was off to a hot start in 2019, going 8-for-14 (.571) with three doubles and a home run in his first six games.

Then he broke the hamate bone in his left wrist and was placed on the injured list April 12, expected to be out 4-6 weeks.

After five weeks, right in the middle of that range, he’s back:

Caratini played in nine rehab games split between South Bend and Iowa and hit .267 (8-for-30) with two doubles.

Taylor Davis, truth be told, isn’t really a major-league player. In the four games he played behind the plate during Caratini’s absence, opponents stole 11 bases without a single runner being caught.

But the Cubs went 3-1 in those four Davis starts and neither he, nor we, will ever forget this [VIDEO].

Overall Davis is 3-for-15 (.200) for the Cubs this year with the home run and two walks.

I wish Davis well, he seems like a great, hardworking guy, and he’s likely back in September, if not before. After that, if this year is it for him as a player, I expect management to offer him a coaching or managing position in the organization. I bet he’ll be good at that.

Welcome back, Victor Caratini. He’s in tonight’s starting lineup, as Anthony Rizzo is still sitting with back issues: