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updated: 8/8/2013 12:44 PM

Cubs place Guerrier, Neal on DL

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Chicago Cubs today placed right-handed pitcher Matt Guerrier on the 60-day disabled list with right elbow soreness and outfielder Thomas Neal on the 15-day disabled list with a dislocated right shoulder, team officials announced Thursday.

As a result of that action, the Cubs recalled right-handed pitcher Eduardo Sanchez from Triple-A Iowa and selected the contract of catcher J.C. Boscan from Triple-A. Both Sanchez and Boscan will be available for this afternoon's game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

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Sanchez, 24, has spent part of the last three seasons in the big leagues with the Cardinals (2011-12) and Cubs (2013), combining to go 3-2 with 5 saves and a 3.38 ERA (18 ER/48.0 IP) in 45 relief appearances.

Boscan, 33, returns to the big leagues after spending parts of the last three seasons with the Braves (2010-12), posting a career .263 batting average (5-for-19) in 11 major league contests. The Venezuelan native is batting .253 (49-for-194) with 9 doubles and 18 RBI in 62 games with Iowa this season.

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