CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler isn't expected to return from his right hamstring injury until late next week.
The Cubs on Friday also activated catcher David Ross off the seven-day concussion list, placed reliever Trevor Cahill on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his right knee and activated left-hander Clayton Richard off the DL.
Manager Joe Maddon said Fowler felt good running the bases Thursday and will soon go on another minor league rehab stint.
''He hit the bases and felt good about it,'' Maddon said.
Fowler hasn't played since June 18 as he recovers from a strain that also kept him out of the All-Star Game.
Ross, who has a history of concussions, took a foul ball off his mask before the All-Star break. Infielder Munenori Kawasaki was optioned to Triple-A Iowa to make room for Ross.
Cahill, a right-hander who has struggled lately, has a 3.07 ERA in 33 appearances. His DL stay is retroactive to July 9.
Richard had been sidelined with a blister on his throwing hand. Maddon said his ''velocity was up'' during a minor league rehab assignment.
Maddon said outfielder Jorge Soler is also nearing a minor league rehab assignment as he recovers from a left hamstring injury.