Cubs activate reliever Ramirez from bereavement list
CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have activated reliever Neil Ramirez from the bereavement list and optioned right-hander Spencer Patton to Triple-A Iowa.
The Cubs announced the moves before Sunday's game against the Washington Nationals.
The right-handed Ramirez began the day with a 4.50 ERA in six appearances.
Patton made one appearance for the Cubs.