CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have activated catcher David Ross from the bereavement list and optioned outfielder Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa.

They also activated infielder Tommy La Stella from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A before Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

The 38-year-old Ross was placed on the bereavement list on Saturday following the death of his grandmother. He was batting .189 in 51 games.

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Szczur is hitting .217 in 35 games for Chicago.

La Stella, acquired from Atlanta in November, has been limited to two games with the Cubs because of a strained right oblique. He was injured April 10, went on the DL four days later and aggravated it in May.