(670 The Score) The Cubs on Friday activated infielder David Bote from the 60-day injured list and designated infielder Jonathan Villar for assignment, according to reports.
Bote has been out all season recovering from left shoulder surgery. He hit .199 with eight homers, 35 RBIs and a .606 OPS in 97 games last season.
Villar was hitting .222 with two homers, 15 RBIs and a .598 OPS in 46 games this season.
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