Zambrano to start for Class A Peoria

Updated: August 16, 2009, 2:21 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs right-hander Carlos Zambrano is scheduled to make a rehab start for Class A Peoria on Thursday before returning Aug. 25 against the Washington Nationals.

Zambrano, on the 15-day disabled list with back spasms, threw a side session Sunday and is expected to throw another side session Tuesday before his rehab start for Peoria.

He was scheduled to pitch against Colorado on Aug. 7, but was scratched 15 minutes before the game with stiffness in his lower back. Back ...

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