Cubs activate Dempster from DL

Updated: July 28, 2009, 7:55 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Cubs activated right-handed pitcher Ryan Dempster from the 15-day disabled list, and Dempster will pitch Tuesday night against the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs optioned right-handed pitcher Justin Berg to Triple-A Iowa.

Dempster was placed on the disabled list on July 7 after suffering a fracture to a toe on his right foot after he jumped over the fence in front of the Cubs' dugout to celebrate a win.

Dempster was 5-5 with a 4.09 ERA before being put on the DL.

Berg was recalled from Iowa on Saturday, but did not make an appearance. He is 4-1 with a 2.00 ERA in Iowa.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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