The Chicago Cubs placed oft-injured pitcher Danny Jackson on the disabled list yesterday for the second time this season and recalled right-hander Frank Castillo from the Class AAA Iowa Cubs.
Castillo, 22, is scheduled to make his major-league debut today against the Pittsburgh Pirates. A sixth-round pick in the June 1987 draft, Castillo was 3-1 with a 2.52 ERA in four starts for Iowa.
Jackson was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 20, with a lower abdominal strain. Jackson (1-2, 5.67 ERA in six starts) also was on the disabled list April 20-June 9 with a strained left groin muscle. Jackson has been on the disabled list seven times in the past three seasons.
* ANGELS: Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela's most recent treadmiltest was yesterday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange, Calif., under the observation of Dr. Larry Santora, the club announced. However, the Angels would say nothing of the results, only that they would be released next week, along with news regarding "his future status in regard to baseball."
Physicians apparently will need at least several days to evaluate the results. Valenzuela, 30, was placed on the disabled list June 13. An abnormal cardiogram indicated a need for an angiogram, which was performed June 18.