Cubs' Craig Kimbrel placed on IL with knee inflammation

The Chicago Cubs placed reliever Craig Kimbrel on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to August 4, with right knee inflammation.

What It Means:

An MRI revealed the diagnosis after Kimbrel felt discomfort in his right knee Saturday during his last appearance. Barring any setbacks, the right-hander should be back within a couple of weeks. Joe Maddon intends to use a committee approach in the ninth, though Pedro Strop (neck) is expected to return soon.

Kimbrel owns a 5.68 ERA with 17 strikeouts in 14 appearances this season. He's converted 9-of-11 saves.