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Injuries & Moves: Bellinger ramps up

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

1:05 AM CDT

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)

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

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

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'
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
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

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

Lobaton to 60-day IL with shoulder sprain

June 30, 2021

MILWAUKEE -- Cubs catcher Jose Lobaton required the help of his teammates to get out of his uniform on Tuesday night. Manager David Ross called it a sad moment at the end of a tough loss. On Wednesday morning, the revolving role of Cubs backup catcher took another turn. Lobaton

Notes: Tepera hits IL for 'little bit of a breath'

June 29, 2021

MILWAUKEE -- Losing Ryan Tepera for any period of time right now is an undeniable blow to the Cubs' bullpen. That said, manager David Ross believes a break for the reliever could have benefits. Prior to Tuesday's game against the Brewers, Tepera was placed on the 10-day injured list due

Duffy steps up rehab work after back injury

June 26, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- The Cubs have been without utility player Matt Duffy since late May because of a lower back injury, but the 30-year-old could return in the next couple of weeks. Duffy has resumed baseball activities and said he “feels better than before” he landed on the 10-day injured

Trio of Cubs to begin rehab assignments

June 25, 2021

LOS ANGELES -- The Cubs are inching their way closer to a reunion with a few pitchers on the injured list. The club announced Friday that right-handers Dillon Maples and Trevor Williams and left-hander Justin Steele will travel to Triple-A Iowa this weekend to begin their respective rehab assignments. Maples,

Bryant exits with hand contusion after HBP

June 15, 2021

NEW YORK -- Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant left Tuesday’s 3-2 loss against the Mets at Citi Field with a right hand contusion after being hit by a pitch in the first inning. After Joc Pederson's leadoff single, Mets right-hander Taijuan Walker hit Bryant on the right hand with a

Alzolay (finger blister) to IL; Williams update

June 8, 2021

SAN DIEGO -- The Cubs are hoping Adbert Alzolay's trip to the injured list will serve two purposes. First and foremost, it will give the pitcher time to let a nagging blister heal. It is also a chance to give the rookie a breather. "It's not all bad news," Cubs

Notes: Marisnick close; Abbott gets call

June 5, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO -- There was a point on Saturday afternoon when three of the Cubs' sidelined players were all doing pregame work in right field at Oracle Park. Trevor Williams was playing light catch. Matt Duffy did some running. Jake Marisnick went through agility drills. Nico Hoerner, David Bote and

Pederson (lower back tightness) exits early

June 5, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO -- Joc Pederson had been enjoying his trip back to Oracle Park, where Giants fans know him well from his days with the rival Dodgers. Multiple times, the Cubs outfielder could be seen egging on the fans heckling him from the left-field bleachers. "They were going to boo