Cubs option infielder Scales to Triple-A Iowa

Cubs infielder Bobby Scales has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa in anticipation of activating starting pitcher Rich Harden off the disabled list for his start on Saturday, ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine reported on Friday.

In Friday's 7-4 loss to the Twins, Scales singled to right field in the sixth inning. Scales was pinch-hitting for pitcher Sean Marshall.