Originally posted on CBS Chicago:
(CBS) After spending the first 12 games of the season on the disabled list, Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney will return to the lineup Tuesday night against the Rangers.
During the team’s final exhibition game at Houston, Barney suffered a laceration on his left knee, requiring stitches and a trip to the 15-day disabled list.
In addition to activating Barney, the Cubs added right-handed pitcher Kameron Loe to the 25-man roster and selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Kevin Gregg.
Hisanori Takahashi was designated for assignment and right-handed pitcher Rafael Dolis was optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
The team also designated utility man Brent Lillibridge for assignment and claimed infielder Cody Ransom off waivers from the Padres.