NEW YORK (AP) The Chicago Cubs have put outfielder Chris Coghlan on the 15-day disabled list with a right ribcage strain and recalled infielder Jeimer Candelario from Triple-A Iowa.
Candelario is starting at third base Sunday in his major league debut. He struck out his first two times up against New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard.
The 22-year-old switch-hitter was batting .333 with three homers and 15 RBIs in 25 games at Iowa after getting promoted from Double-A Tennessee this season. He had a .452 on-base percentage, a .600 slugging percentage and was selected to participate in the Futures Game for top minor league prospects during All-Star festivities next week in San Diego.
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