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Cubs' Camp back on Fifth Third mound tonight

Cubs right-handed reliever Shawn Camp is slated to complete his rehab stint with the Cougars with two innings against Wisconsin tonight.

Camp, recovering from a strained right big toe, pitched a scoreless sixth in Tuesday's loss to Burlington, spacing one hit and two strikeouts.

"Mechanically, I felt great," Camp said. "I mean, nerves were running a little bit, but it was just a good day."

A Midwest League All-Star with Clinton in 1998 – not "back in the [19]80s" as he joked Tuesday – Camp, 37, has embraced the chance to speak with players interested in what it takes to reach the majors.

He has a pulse on they key to his own return to the Cubs, which could come when the club travels to St. Louis on Monday.

"Just go out and do the same thing [tonight]. The same mental approach," Camp said. "I mean, a lot of this game is about mental, too. Us pitchers are believers, especially if you get on a roll. I mean, my goal is to get up there to the big club and help those guys out, you know, because if I'm going good, I can throw it eight out of 10 days."

– Kevin Druley@shawmedia.com

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