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Cubs place struggling RHP Edwin Jackson on DL

Cubs place struggling RHP Edwin Jackson on 15-day disabled list with strained lat
Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 21, 2014 at 6:25 p.m.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs placed right-handed pitcher Edwin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain and put shortstop Starlin Castro on the bereavement list Thursday

Jackson took his 14th loss of the season Wednesday, when he lasted only 2 2-3 innings and allowed seven earned runs. He is 6-14 this season with a 6.09 ERA.

Jackson dealt with a similar injury at the end of the 2013 season.

Castro left the team on Wednesday due to a family emergency and is out indefinitely. Bereavement list rules allow for a minimum stay of three days and a maximum stay of seven days.

The Cubs called up left-handed pitcher Zac Rosscup and infielder Logan Watkins from Triple-A Iowa.




 Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez reacts after being called out on strikes during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The Dodgers won 8-5. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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 Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez delivers against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

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