Cliff went back to the DL, an all too familiar place. The Rays knew the risk of signing him, and the Cubs know the effect. Even if you throw out his September call-up in 1993, Cliff has averaged less than 109 games per season, though 2007.
Naturally, Cliff was hitting the ball well when he got hurt. In his five games, he was 5-for-15 with two walks, two homers and a double. He managed to post an OPS+ of 102 last season, and has really had just one bad season, numbers-wise, since turning 23.
The Rays called up Justin Ruggiano to replace Cliff.
Listening to the game, still. Going to the 13th inning, Pat Hughes just said the Cubs are playing in "Western PA" and I heard it as "western Pie". Just for a split second, I was confused. These extra inning games will be the death of me.