Carlos Zambrano Lands on DL, Will Miss 2-3 Weeks

Eli GreenspanSenior Analyst IMay 5, 2009

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24:  Carlos Zambrano #38 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium September 24, 2008 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano has been placed on the disabled list with a strained hamstring.

Zambrano injured his hamstring beating out a bunt in the series finale against the Marlins. He is currently 3-1 with a 4.50 ERA and is hitting .278 with one home run and two RBI.

"He doesn't want to go on the DL, which is the part of him we like, but at the same time the doctors feel probably he needs two, two-and-a-half weeks to be 100 percent and there is no reason to push it and it would be foolish on our part to push it and have it get worse," Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said. 

The Cubs will call up Bobby Scales until Friday, when they will replace him with pitcher Randy Wells, who will make his debut against Milwaukee.

It is a nice move by the Cubs to call up Scales, who will make his major league debut after 11 minor league seasons. Scales is hitting .303 in 21 games at Triple-A Iowa.

Wells, who is 3-0 with 2.77 ERA in five games, was taken and returned in the Rule 5 draft last season by the Blue Jays. He pitched well in five-and-a-third innings for the Blue Jays, but was cut when they decided to revamp their bullpen. 

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.