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.