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Cubs Put Grudzielanek on DL

April 14, 2004

CHICAGO (AP) _ Chicago Cubs second baseman Mark Grudzielanek was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of a partial tear of his right Achilles’ tendon.

Grudzielanek, who had an MRI Tuesday after missing three straight games, was expected to be sidelined at least two weeks.

``Obviously we feel bad for Grud and hope he gets better soon. We hope it will be just a couple of weeks,″ Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said Tuesday night.

``He’s already in a boot and doesn’t need surgery. I talked to the doctor and the trainer and they felt he would be fine in a couple of weeks.″

Grudzielanek hit .314 last season and had a .986 fielding percentage at second base. Todd Walker will move into the starter’s role.

To replace Grudzielanek on the roster, infielder Jose Macias was activated from the disabled list. Macias was placed on the disabled list on March 26 because of a knee injury.

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