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Cubs roster move: Brad Boxberger activated, Keegan Thompson optioned

Roster Jenga continues.

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The Chicago Cubs today activated right-handed pitcher Brad Boxberger off the 60-day injured list and optioned right-handed pitcher Keegan Thompson to Triple-A Iowa.

Boxberger landed on the 15-day injured list May 15 (retroactive to May 14) with a right forearm strain. He was transferred to the 60-day injured list July 4 and in eight injury rehabilitation outings from August 14-31 threw 6.1 innings between the Rookie League ACL Cubs and Iowa, concluding with four-straight scoreless outings with the I-Cubs.

Boxberger has posted a 5.52 ERA with an 0-1 record, four holds and two saves in 17 relief outings for the Cubs, walking nine and striking out 13.

Thompson is 2-2 with one save and a 4.71 ERA in 19 relief appearances spanning two stints with the Cubs this season.

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