Confusion over when players can be moved during a bereavement list situation resulted in the Cubs calling up Sam Fuld to take Derrek Lee ‘s place on the roster. Micah Hoffpauir, who was going to be called up, was forced to stay at Triple-A Iowa. Lee was traded on Wednesday.
Hoffpauir took Lee’s spot on the roster when Lee went on the bereavement list. Hoffpauir was sent out Thursday because Lee was coming off the list, so Hoffpauir must spend at least 10 days in the minors. If it were an injury list situation, Hoffpauir could have been called up.
Tyler Colvin is in the mix to replace Lee at first. He hasn’t played the position since his sophomore year in college.
The Cubs’ lineup for Thursday’s game against the San Diego Padres is:
Kosuke Fukudome, RF
Starlin Castro, SS
Marlon Byrd, CF
Aramis Ramirez, 3B
Xavier Nady, 1B
Alfonso Soriano, LF
Blake DeWitt, 2B
Koyie Hill, C