Cubs place Anderson on DL with back injury

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have placed left-hander Brett Anderson on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

The Cubs also recalled reliever Justin Grimm and infielder Tommy La Stella from Triple-A Iowa before Sunday night's game against the New York Yankees. Rob Zastryzny was optioned to Chicago's top farm club.

Anderson's back started bothering him in the first inning of Saturday night's 11-6 loss to New York. He recorded just one out and was charged with five runs and six hits.

The Cubs are off Thursday and next Monday, and it's unclear what they might do with Anderson's spot in the rotation. If they go with a fifth starter, Mike Montgomery could move into the rotation, or Eddie Butler could come up from the minors.

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