DENVER -- Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella will leave the team after Friday's game to head to Tampa, Fla., to attend the funeral of his uncle, Joe Magadan.
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Piniella told ESPNChicago.com that he will be gone Saturday, Sunday and Monday for the wake and funeral. He will return Tuesday for the second game of the Cubs-Milwaukee series.
Piniella also said he was going to check in on his 90-year-old mother who is also ill.
Magadan was 92.
Bruce Levine covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com.