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Freel to DL, Scales back in bigs

The Cubs announced Thursday that they will recall Bobby Scales from Class-AAA Iowa and place Ryan Freel on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Freel was injured Wednesday after singling against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fourth inning. He rounded first hard and was headed to second when he changed his mind, injuring himself as he slid in the dirt to stop and turn back to first.