Infielder Aaron Miles (shoulder) rejoined the team Tuesday in Houston, where he'll be activated from the DL for tonight's game. Jake Fox, whose pinch-hit double in the ninth made him 5-for-12 (.417) since his recall, is to be optioned to Class AAA Iowa to make room.
Interesting decision. Fox will surely be back up by June 23rd to serve as a designated hitter in some of the games at American League parks. I really liked his bat off the bench though, and would've preferred to send down Scales. I love Andres Blanco's glove at the middle infield positions and he's hitting enough to have a spot on this roster, so I'm glad they kept him. However, do the Cubs really need three of these similar players now in Miles, Scales, and Blanco? It will be interesting to see which one isn't on the 25-man roster when Ryan Freel returns soon from a left hamstring injury.
Miles has been a major disappointment, although reports are this shoulder's been an issue since Spring Training, so we'll see if some time off makes a difference there. He needs to start hitting at least something like the guy who batted .290 and.317 in the previous two seasons with the Cardinals, or he doesn't deserve a roster spot over any of these guys.
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