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Cubs roster move: David Bote activated, Trevor Megill optioned

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The Cubs have a hitter back.

Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

The Cubs lost David Bote back in May to a shoulder injury (pictured above).

Nearly two months, he's back:

Bote had just started to hit, a bit, when he was injured, after a very slow start to this season. Overall Bote is hitting .201/.280/.340 (29-for-144) with five doubles and five home runs.

With the optioning of Trevor Megill, the Cubs return to an eight-man bullpen and thus five position players on the bench.

Bote is in Sunday’s starting lineup playing third base. Today’s game preview will post at 11:30 a.m. CT.