The Cubs lose their closer due to a weird injury

How did that happen? 

Brandon Morrow

Brandon Morrow | AP

The Cubs placed closer Brandon Morrow on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to June 17 because of tightness in his back and will keep Justin Hancock on the roster. Hancock was the 26th man added for Tuesday's doubleheader.


Morrow injured his back taking his pants off early Monday when he got home after the Cubs' road trip.

"It's frustrating any time you can't get out there, especially when you can't go for something as stupid as taking your pants off," Morrow said on Tuesday. "Getting hurt any time is frustrating. But when it's not related to throwing a baseball it's even more frustrating."

 Carrie Muskat