Cubs activate Grabow; Atkins demoted

Updated: June 16, 2010, 12:36 AM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs activated left-handed reliever John Grabow from the disabled list on Tuesday and optioned pitcher Mitch Atkins to Triple-A Iowa.

Grabow has been out since May 31 because of a left MCL sprain. He missed time earlier in May with the same knee problem.

Grabow pitched the eighth inning of the Cubs' 9-5 loss to Oakland on Tuesday. He allowed one hit, giving up a single to Rajai Davis.

The veteran pitcher, who signed a two-year contract with the ...

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