First baseman Bryan LaHair has hit six of the team's 11 home runs this season. The Cubs rank last in baseball in homers. To make room for Dempster, the Cubs will need to make a roster move. The likely candidate to return to Triple-A Iowa is Randy Wells, who replaced Dempster in the starting rotation during his absence. Alfonso Soriano closed April with zero home runs, marking only the second time since his rookie season in 2001 that he went homerless in the first month of a season. Last April, Soriano belted a career-high 10 home runs. Reds: Bruce named Player of the Week
Jay Bruce was named National League Player of the Week on Monday, and he went 1-for-3 with a double in his first game since the announcement. It's the fourth time Bruce has earned the honor, leaving him one shy of Eric Davis' franchise record. Scott Rolen has hit 504 doubles over the course of his career. His next two-bagger will tie Tony Perez for 49th on the all-time list. Babe Ruth is next, with his 506 doubles ranking 48th all-time. Worth noting
Tuesday's rainout was just the sixth in the 10-year history of Great American Ball Park.