Chicago Cubs Take A Step Forward, Then Two Steps Back

July 10, 2009 by  

On Monday, the Cubs reactivated Aramis Ramirez, Reed Johnson, and Angel Guzman   from the DL. Since then, the team has put two other players on the DL. 

Ryan Dempster was the latest of 12 Cubs thus far this season to be bitten by injury. Dempster broke his big toe jumping over the rail of the dugout. Now, Geovanny Soto is heading to the DL after straining his oblique in batting practice. 

It seemed like a turnaround was imminent on Monday. The Cubs had just taken three of four games against Milwaukee and got three players back from injury. They had won five of six to begin July.

The Cubs were "back." The middle of the lineup was healthy for the first time in months. Despite the injuries...

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