Today, Duffy was activated from the injured list, and as he was on the 60-day IL and therefore not counted as part of the 40-man roster, a move for that roster was also required. Eric Sogard was designated for assignment.
Before going down with a back injury in late May, Duffy was hitting .278/.377/.356 (25-for-90) with four doubles and a home run. When he was in the lineup he was seen as helping out by running long counts and having quality at-bats, as well as being versatile defensively. He is in today's starting lineup playing third base.
Sogard hit .249/.283/.314 (42-for-169) with the Cubs with six doubles, a triple and a home run. His value was as a pinch-hitter, where he hit .345/.387/.414 (10-for-29) with two walks. As a starter Sogard hit just .221/.250/.265 with 23 strikeouts in 113 at-bats.
The Cubs’ 40-man roster remains full at 40.