Longtime Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez makes his Cubs debut

Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was promoted by the Cubs from Triple-A Iowa and made his Chicago debut in an 8-1 win over the Angels on Monday.

The three-time All-Star played right field and batted fifth, going 1-for-3 with a walk.

The 33-year-old hit .210 with two homers, seven RBIs and 33 strikeouts in 30 games with Cleveland, then was designated for assignment May 22. He agreed to a minor-league deal with the Cubs on Thursday.

Herrera out longer: Philadelphia outfielder Odubel Herrera’s administrative leave has been extended through June 17 by Major League Baseball.

Herrera was placed on leave last Tuesday, a day after his arrest in a domestic-violence case at a casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

The commissioner’s office announced the extension Monday.

Administrative leave is not considered discipline. Herrera remains on the restricted list and continues to receive his $5 million salary but cannot play.

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