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Cubs put infielder on 15-day disabled list

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs second baseman Mark Grudzielanek was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of a partial tear of his right Achilles tendon.

Grudzielanek, who had an MRI Tuesday after missing three
straight games, was expected to be sidelined at least two weeks.

"Obviously we feel bad for Grud and hope he gets better soon.
We hope it will be just a couple of weeks," Cubs general manager
Jim Hendry said Tuesday night.

"He's already in a boot and doesn't need surgery. I talked to
the doctor and the trainer and they felt he would be fine in a
couple of weeks."

Grudzielanek hit .314 last season and had a .986 fielding
percentage at second base. Todd Walker will move into the starter's
role.

To replace Grudzielanek on the roster, infielder Jose Macias was
activated from the disabled list. Macias was placed on the disabled
list on March 26 because of a knee injury.