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Injuries & Moves: Steele throws successful bullpen

April 21, 2024

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Suzuki placed on 10-day IL with right oblique strain

April 15, 2024

PHOENIX -- It was just about the ultimate routine play. In his final at-bat of Sunday’s win over the Mariners, Seiya Suzuki shot a grounder to third and then chugged down the line. But then, he uncharacteristically began to slow. While he ran -- but not during his swing, the

Injured Steele to miss April, but Cubs encouraged by MRI

March 30, 2024

ARLINGTON -- Given the way Justin Steele walked off the field after his abbreviated Opening Day start on Thursday night, Cubs manager Craig Counsell prepared himself for some tough news. Following tests on the pitcher’s ailing leg, Counsell said the early feedback can be classified as positive. The Cubs are

Steele's 'spirits are high' after suffering hamstring injury

March 29, 2024

ARLINGTON -- Justin Steele stayed with the play and recorded an impressive out, but it came at a cost for the Cubs’ Opening Day starter. The North Siders will now hope that the sight of the left-hander clutching the back of his left leg on Thursday night does not prove

Cubs not worried about Steele's status for Opening Day

March 23, 2024

MESA, Ariz. -- Justin Steele pointed out that Globe Life Field is the third-closest baseball stadium to where a lot of his family lives in southeast Mississippi. That being the case, the Cubs lefty is expecting plenty of family and friends to make the trip to Texas to see him

Stroman has right rib cage fracture, no timeline for return

August 16, 2023

CHICAGO -- The Cubs were expecting to have Marcus Stroman off the injured list and back on the mound at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night. That plan fell apart when the All-Star pitcher reported discomfort in his right side as the team left Toronto this past weekend. Now, the Cubs

Stroman sidelined, but 'not even slightly worried'

Cubs' All-Star RHP hits IL, believes right hip inflammation behind recent skid
@tim_stebbins
August 2, 2023

CHICAGO -- Cubs starter Marcus Stroman said there wasn’t one specific thing that led to his hip ailment. But there was a point when the right-hander knew it was time to address the lingering issue. “When I felt like I had zero lower half,” Stroman said Wednesday. “I felt like

Swanson (left heel contusion) to miss ASG, heads to IL

@ladsonbill24
July 8, 2023

NEW YORK -- A day after he announced that he would not play in the All-Star Game in Seattle on Tuesday, Cubs shortstop Dansby Swanson was placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to July 6, because of a left heel contusion Swanson hurt his heel running the bases against

Blister, shaky defense force early end to London 'Stro Show'

June 25, 2023

LONDON -- After the Cubs’ victory in the London Series opener against the rival Cardinals, manager David Ross had some advice for anyone who could grab tickets for Sunday’s game at London Stadium. “They've gotta come out and see the Stro Show,” Ross said. Unfortunately for Chicago, the show only

Steele's IL stint gives Cubs another challenge: 'Never easy'

June 4, 2023

SAN DIEGO -- Justin Steele headed out to left field at Petco Park on Saturday afternoon and went through a routine round of catch, with a member of the Cubs’ training staff observing. By all accounts, no alarms were sounded in the left-hander’s first test since he exited his last

Steele's status looms large after loss to Rays

May 31, 2023

CHICAGO -- Justin Steele wanted to keep pitching, but Cubs manager David Ross did not like the look of how the lefty was flexing his hand and stretching his arm on Wednesday afternoon. Given Steele’s importance to the rotation, Ross pulled the plug after three perfect innings against the Rays.

Belli's left knee 'a little sore' after wall robbery of Tucker

Cubs outfielder considered day to day after undergoing further evaluations on Tuesday
May 16, 2023

HOUSTON -- Seiya Suzuki initially thrust both arms skyward in celebration of center fielder Cody Bellinger's leaping catch at the wall in Monday night's 6-4 loss to the Astros. Soon after, the Cubs' right fielder was motioning for an athletic trainer to make their way to the outfield. In the

Cubs prospect Mule needs Tommy John (source)

@mollyburkhardt
March 21, 2023

The Cubs will have to wait until mid-2024 to see the pro debut of their promising two-way player and ’22 Draft pick. Nazier Mule will undergo Tommy John surgery after he was diagnosed with a torn UCL in his right elbow on Tuesday, a source told MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis.

With Opening Day in doubt, Cubs won't rush Suzuki

@feinsand
March 2, 2023

MESA, Ariz. -- The Cubs would be thrilled to see Seiya Suzuki in their Opening Day lineup on March 30 against the Brewers, but don’t expect the club to rush the outfielder back if he’s not 100 percent ready. “I think a lot of bad decisions are made around Opening

In 'unfortunate decision,' Suzuki withdraws from Classic

February 28, 2023

MESA, Ariz. -- Seiya Suzuki was hoping to help Japan regain its previous World Baseball Classic glory later this spring. But now, the Cubs outfielder is turning his focus to getting back to full strength for the start of his sophomore season in Chicago. Suzuki informed Team Japan on Monday

No. 9 prospect Canario has ankle surgery

November 7, 2022

LAS VEGAS -- Alexander Canario developed into one of the best power hitters in the Minor Leagues this season. A setback in winter ball has since made the timing of the Cubs prospect's return to the field unclear. On Monday at the General Managers Meetings, Cubs vice president of player

Suzuki return delayed as finger remains swollen

@ladsonbill24
June 12, 2022

NEW YORK -- The Cubs were hoping outfielder Seiya Suzuki would be activated from the 10-day injured list this weekend against the Yankees, but he still has a significant amount of swelling in his left ring finger. In order to calm down the injury, Suzuki will not swing a bat

Hoerner sprains ankle after running into ump

Cubs' shortstop will be monitored, might miss 'a couple days'
@oapostrophesd
May 11, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- The Cubs have put at least one player on the injured list for four straight days. As if that wasn’t testing their depth enough, they saw shortstop Nico Hoerner exit their 7-5 victory over the Padres on Wednesday afternoon at Petco Park after a collision with an

How Miley's injury impacts Cubs' rotation

April 1, 2022

MESA, Ariz. -- Wade Miley was encouraged by the live batting-practice session he threw for the Cubs on Sunday. The veteran pitcher checked out the data after his outing, liked what he saw and told reporters that things went better than expected. That feeling did not last. On Friday morning,

Heyward (concussion) out for rest of '21

September 28, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward emerged from the visitors' dugout at PNC Park on Tuesday, making his way out to right field to join a group of his teammates pregame. It was a small glimpse into some progress Heyward has made in recent days, though he will no longer

Contreras back, Thompson to IL; Ross

Manager 'bored out of his mind' at home with COVID-19
@ryan_a_herrera
September 4, 2021

CHICAGO -- Willson Contreras was activated from the 10-day injured list and inserted behind the plate for Saturday afternoon’s matchup with the Pirates after spending the past three weeks on the IL. Contreras was put on the shelf on Aug. 12 when he sprained his right knee during blocking drills.

Cubs show heart, but fall after Alzolay's exit

Chicago out-hits Miami, 18-12, but early deficit too much to overcome
August 14, 2021

MIAMI -- The Cubs are hoping they avoided a serious injury to starting pitcher Adbert Alzolay. They couldn’t, however, escape the Marlins’ hot bats in the process, falling 14-10 on Friday night in the first of a three-game series at loanDepot park. Alzolay left the game after recording one out

Reunion fizzles out as Cubs release Arrieta

August 12, 2021

CHICAGO -- Jake Arrieta will forever have a place in Cubs history as an overpowering arm that helped carry the organization out of a rebuild and to World Series glory. The team simply could not overlook his ongoing struggles this year. Prior to Thursday's game, the Cubs cut ties with

Deichmann debuts 1st of Cubs' prospect haul

@ryan_a_herrera
August 6, 2021

CHICAGO -- When the Cubs spent the final few hours leading up to last Friday’s Trade Deadline trading away some of their franchise icons, it was a clear signal that the club was shifting its focus toward the future. For Friday’s Crosstown Classic opener against the White Sox, a potential

Arrieta's 'mental break'; Ross on Lester's HR

July 20, 2021

ST. LOUIS -- Cubs manager David Ross knows that Jake Arrieta would rather be in the rotation right now than hitting a mental reset button while on the injured list. Ross also thinks the break has been good for the right-hander. "It's had to help," Ross said prior to Tuesday's