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CHICAGO (AP) _ The Chicago Cubs optioned reliever Jesus Sanchez to Triple-A Iowa after their game Wednesday night, and plan to call up pitcher Ron Mahay.

Mahay's contract will be purchased Thursday from Iowa.

Mahay was 0-0 with one save and a 0.00 ERA in Iowa, striking out 10 while walking two in 8 2-3 innings. Sanchez was 0-0 with a 7.36 ERA in five appearances for the Cubs.