Cubs activate Edwards, place La Stella on bereavement list

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CHICAGO (AP) Right-hander Carl Edwards Jr. was activated from the bereavement list by the Chicago Cubs ahead of Monday night's series opener against Milwaukee.

Edwards has pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings in five appearances, allowing one hit, walking three and striking out four. He was placed on the bereavement list on Friday and missed three games.

Chicago cleared a roster spot by placing infielder Tommy La Stella on the bereavement list. La Stella is 1 for 4 with an RBI double and two walks in six games.