Cubs' Fowler expected back next week; Ross returns
CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler isn't expected to return from his right hamstring injury until late next week.
The Cubs also activated catcher David Ross off the seven-day concussion list, placed reliever Trevor Cahill on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his right knee and activated left-hander Clayton Richard off the DL.
Manager Joe Maddon said Friday that Fowler felt good running the bases Thursday and will soon go on another minor league rehab stint as he recovers from a strain that kept him out of the All-Star Game.
Fowler hasn't played since June 18.
Ross, who has a history of concussions, took a foul ball off his mask before the All-Star break. Infielder Munenori Kawasaki was optioned to Triple-A Iowa to make room for Ross.