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Cubs Activate C Steve Clevenger from 15-day DL
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have activated catcher Steve Clevenger from the 15-day disabled list and optioned backup Blake Lalli to Triple-A Iowa.

Clevenger went on the DL on April 28, retroactive to April 26, with a right oblique strain.

He was hitting .500 (11 for 22) as the backup to Geovany Soto, but Soto went on the DL on May 18 after having surgery on his left knee to repair a torn meniscus. Clevenger figures to get the majority of starts over Koyie Hill, who was reacquired May 19. Hill is in the starting lineup Tuesday against San Diego.

Welington Castillo is also on the DL because of a sprained MCL in his right knee. Clevenger beat out Castillo for the backup role in spring training.

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