CHICAGO -- With a while to go still before Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner come off the disabled list, the Cubs announced that they'll call up veteran left-hander Doug Davis to join the rotation and start Saturday night against the Giants.
"He's a major-league pitcher who used to give us fits," general manager Jim Hendry said. "And he looks like he's right back where he used to be."
The 35-year-old Davis made two minor-league starts for the Cubs, who will be his fifth major-league team. Davis was 1-4 with a 7.51 ERA in eight starts last year for the Brewers.
Hendry said that Wells and Cashner, who went on the DL the same day in early April, will both make starts in extended spring training in the next few days, and that both will then begin rehabilitation assignments in the minor leagues.
With Cashner and Wells out, the Cubs had been taking James Russell out of the bullpen when they needed a fifth starter. Russell hasn't made it through the fifth inning in any of his four starts, and the Cubs lost all four games.