There’s even more Cubs roster news after the demotion of Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa:
Sources: #Cubs planning to send Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa, put Jason Heyward on DL and add Mark Zagunis and Dylan Floro to roster.— Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) June 22, 2017
Jason Heyward is having a pretty good year. He's playing his usual stellar defense and his hitting had improved significantly from last year.
Sunday in Pittsburgh, Heyward slid and scraped his hand up pretty bad:
Can see why Jason Heyward was taken out of the game... pic.twitter.com/9ySIehErT5— Matt Clapp (@TheBlogfines) June 18, 2017
Fortunately, this isn't an injury to any muscle or bone, just skin that needs to heal so Heyward can swing a bat and grip a baseball, so once it's healed he should be ready to go. The DL stint is likely retroactive to Monday, since Heyward hasn't played since then.
Mark Zagunis is hitting .249/.399/.474 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI at Triple-A Iowa. He was the Cubs’ third-round draft pick in 2014 out of Virginia Tech. When he plays for the Cubs he’ll be making his major-league debut.
This will be Dylan Floro’s fourth stint on the big-league roster this year. He’s pitched in two games; the third time he did not appear. My guess is that he goes back to Iowa on Friday when Ben Zobrist is eligible to be activated.