Cubs place ill Darvish on 10-day DL

The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have placed struggling pitcher Yu Darvish on the 10-day disabled list with the flu.

The 31-year-old right-hander is 0-3 with a 6.00 ERA in his first season with Chicago after finalizing a $126 million, six-year contract in February. He was scheduled to start Tuesday against Miami, but the Cubs provided no word on a replacement.

The Cubs also recalled right-hander Cory Mazzoni from Triple-A Iowa on Monday and optioned reliever Luke Farrell to their top farm club. Farrell yielded Dexter Fowler’s game-winning homer in the 14th inning of Chicago’s 4-3 loss at St. Louis on Sunday night.

The DL stint for Darvish was made retroactive to Friday.

Padres send Makita down

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres moved struggling right-hander Bryan Mitchell to the bullpen Monday and optioned reliever Kazuhisa Makita to Triple-A El Paso.


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