Milwaukee, WI – The Chicago Cubs transferred pitcher Matt Garza to the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday, among a number of roster moves.
Garza, who posted a 5-7 record with a 3.91 earned run average in 18 starts this season, hasn't pitched since leaving his July 21 start with elbow soreness.
The Cubs also selected the contract of pitcher Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa and added pitcher Alex Hinshaw to the 25-man roster. Hinshaw was claimed off waivers from the San Diego Padres on Sunday.
Rusin has gone 8-8 with a 4.59 ERA over 24 starts for Iowa this season. Over his last four starts the 6-foot-2 Rusin went 1-1 with a 1.85 ERA.
In 31 relief appearances for the Padres this season, Hinshaw pitched to a 1-1 record with a 4.50 ERA.
To make room for Rusin and Hinshaw Chicago optioned pitcher Jeff Beliveau and infielder Adrian Cardenas to Iowa.
Beliveau made 11 relief appearances and pitched to a 3.18 ERA for the Cubs this season, but didn't factor in a decision.
Cardenas was batting .234 with six doubles and two RBI over 32 games for the Cubs this season.