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Cubs roster move: Nelson Velázquez recalled, Javier Assad optioned

The Cubs have another outfielder.

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Remember earlier today when I said the Cubs don't have enough outfielders?

Now they have one more.

The Cubs today recalled outfielder Nelson Velázquez from Triple-A Iowa and optioned right-handed pitcher Javier Assad to Iowa.

Velázquez opened the season with Iowa and batted .364 (12-for-33) with two doubles, three home runs, seven RBI and three walks, contributing to a .432 on-base percentage and a 1.129 OPS in eight games.

He's not in tonight's starting lineup, but hopefully will be there soon. As always, we await developments. Today's game preview will post at 4:30 p.m. CT.