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I-Cubs Substitution Ruffles Zephyrs Manager

Matt Matulia was brought in to pitch Sunday

NEW ORLEANS – Did the Iowa Cubs use an ineligible player in Sunday's 9-1 loss to the New Orleans Zephyrs at Zephyr Field? That is what New Orleans manager Edwin Rodriguez wanted to know after Iowa manager Bobby Dickerson brought in Matt Matulia for an inning of relief.

According to Gonzalez, his concerns arose from Matulia not being listed on the Cubs' lineup card handed to umpires by Dickerson before Sunday's game. But according to Pacific Coast League rules, even if a player is not listed anywhere on the team's lineup card, it does not in itself make that player ineligible. "There was confusion because he was not in the lineup card," Gonzalez said. "It was... Recommended Stories

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