As has become a theme to this Cubs season, the marquee player of the day for the Cubs was again a guy who was 1,000 miles away and nowhere near the big-league roster. Cubs slugging prospect Kris Bryant earned Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year award, it was announced Tuesday, just a few
TORONTO – Injured first baseman Anthony Rizzo took another step Tuesday toward a return to the lineup from back stiffness – by the end of this two-city road trip if he has his way. The day after his first series of baseball activities – light hitting, infield and running – since the Aug. 26 flareup,
Whether it costs him the rest of the season, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo’s sore back is expected to sideline him for at least half of the final month of the season after an MRI on Tuesday revealed a muscle strain in the lower back. “It’s kind of a relief that the MRI showed
Anthony Rizzo missed his seventh game Monday because of back soreness, and if he hadn’t improved enough to play by Tuesday he faces a possible precautionary MRI. “Still a little, and if it doesn’t clear up maybe we get an MRI just to make sure everything’s OK,” manager Rick Renteria said. “But he’s doing fine.
As they did over the weekend in St. Louis, the Cubs will continue this month to give newly promoted prospect Jorge Soler scheduled time off as a precaution against re-injuring the hamstrings in both legs that put him on the DL twice this year. “Physically he’s fine,” Renteria said. “It’s just a matter of making
ST. LOUIS – For this day at least, in a 5-1 victory over the rival St. Louis Cardinals, Logan Watkins was no longer a forgotten prospect in the sizeable shadows of Jorge Soler, Javy Baez, etc. In the first game of a rainout-created doubleheader Saturday at Busch Stadium, Watkins started in right field for
ST. LOUIS – The Cardinals aren’t just dodging Kris Bryant during this Cubs-core weekend of youthful exuberance. Turns out 25-year-old first baseman Anthony Rizzo’s back problems are persistent and severe enough that the Cubs decided Saturday morning to hold him out of the final three games of the Cards series and re-evaulate him going into
No Kris Bryant at Wrigley this September, Cubs GM says, but Scott Boras, service time “not the reason or a concern”
Neither Jorge Soler’s accelerated path to the big leagues this month, nor a wild and false surge of Twitter rumor Friday afternoon has made the Cubs rethink their long-held plan to keep presumptive Minor League Player of the Year Kris Bryant from a big-league promotion this year. “He’s not on the roster, so right
Who says the Cubs don’t have pitching? They’ve got so much of it these days that general manager Jed Hoyer said they plan to go with a six-man rotation the rest of the way, in large part to get regular looks at newcomers Jacob Turner and Felix Doubront. Turner, a powerful right-hander acquired from the
Cubs president Theo Epstein, who joined other dignitaries and city officials at a rally honoring the Jackie Robinson West Little League champs at Millennium Park on Wednesday, sounded as caught up in the grip of their story as the rest of the city – and called it an “important moment” for professional baseball to heed.