Cubs Call UP Jeff Stevens

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The Chicago Cubs today recalled right-handed pitcher Jeff Stevens from Triple-A Iowa. The club placed right-handed pitchers Andrew Cashner (right rotator cuff strain, retroactive to April 6) and Randy Wells (right forearm strain, retroactive to April 5) on the 15-day disabled list.

Stevens will wear uniform number 44 and be available for tonight's game in Milwaukee.

The 27-year-old Stevens has pitched in part of the last two seasons with the Cubs and is 1-0 with a 6.53 ERA (22 ER/30.1 IP) in 29 relief appearances in his big league career. The righthander split the 2010 campaign between the Cubs and Triple-A Iowa. Stevens had no record and a 6.11 ERA (12 ER/17.2 IP) in 18 big league outings and was 0-2 with a 3.16 ERA (15 ER/42.2 IP) in 36 minor league relief appearances last year.

Wells made his 2011 season debut on Monday and limited the Diamondbacks to one run on six hits and four walks in 6.0 innings, striking out six in a 4-1 victory.

Cashner made his 2011 season debut on Tuesday and held Arizona to one run on two hits and one walk while fanning two in 5.1 innings before exiting with stiffness in his right shoulder. He recorded a no-decision in Chicago's 6-5 win.

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