Chicago Cubs activate Wade Miley to start Friday; Clint Frazier designated as assignment

NEW YORK — Chicago Cubs They made a number of roster changes Friday before their game against The New York YankeesThis includes activating Wade Miley lefty from the injured roster and placing righty Marcus Stroman It.

Miley, who is 35 years old, will face the Yankees on Friday. Miley, who hasn't pitched in over a month since May 22, was hurt by a shoulder strain and had been out since late last month.

Stroman, 31 years old, has right shoulder inflammation. The team activated Yan Gomes (oblique) Jonathan Villar (mouth) Removed from the Injured List while reinstating the reliever Chris Martin The bereavement lists.

Outfielder to make way for the moves Clint Frazier As first baseman, he was assigned for assignment Alfonso Rivas Assistive and relieving Michael Rucker were optioned for Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs had hoped that Frazier would resume his career after he was injured with the Yankees. But the Cubs lost hope when he was recalled by Christopher Morel Frazier had to have his appendectomy. Frazier hit.216 and had a.356 on base percentage in only 37 at-bats

Cubs manager David Ross stated, “We haven’t been able to provide him with real opportunities to see him succeed.” It's a roster building spot. We like Frazier. We would like to keep Frazier, but don't know if it's possible.

“He was upset. It would be an appropriate word to describe him as emotional. He seems to enjoy it here quite a bit.”

Ross was asked if Frazier might have taken at-bats from Ross Jason HeywardThe veteran 32-year old who has hit.217. Heyward will start Friday night.

“No,” Ross said. “J-Hey will be the right-handed one.” [against righties] at-bats.”

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