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Eli Whiteside
Cubs part ways with reliever Veras
Cubs part ways with reliever Veras

The Chicago Cubs cut ties with reliever Jose Veras by designating him for assignment Tuesday. Veras had an 8.10 ERA in 12 appearances. The Cubs owe Veras $3.85 million this season and a $150,000 buyout for 2015. The Cubs also placed catcher Welington Catillo on the 15-day disabled list because of a left rib injury. Reliever Hector Rondon was activated from the paternity list, and catcher Eli Whiteside was promoted from Triple-A Iowa. Meanwhile, Luis Valbuena returns to the lineup Tuesday night against the New York Mets. Valbuena missed two games because of abdominal soreness. Castillo left Sunday's game at Milwaukee because of what was announced as back stiffness. John Baker...