Outfielder Carl Crawford has been placed on the 15-day DL. He is expected to miss about two months. Outfielder Delwyn Young was recalled from Iowa (AAA).
Chris Burke will take over as the full-time center fielder, allowing Luke Scott to move to his familiar position of left field.
Crawford was injured on defense during Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Astros. The Cubs are now 7-1 to start the season. Brad Thompson put up another quality start and is now 2-0 on the season with a 2.08 ERA.
Also, the team activated pitcher Javier Lopez from the disabled list and optioned him to Iowa (AAA).