Kris Bryant, who’s missed two games after a nasty-looking turned ankle Wednesday night in Washington, is in Saturday’s starting lineup.
Another regular will be in Cincinnati and ready on the bench Saturday:
Ben Zobrist went 3-for-6 in two rehab games at Triple-A Iowa.
He’s been bothered by a sore wrist, and you can tell by his game logs just when the injury happened. He was just starting to get hot in the middle of May, hitting .464/.483/.893 (13-for-28) with three home runs in an eight-game span. Then the bottom fell out; he went 5-for-49 (though with eight walks) over his next 14 games before the team finally put him on the disabled list June 16 — and that was after sitting him on the bench for a few days, he actually last played on June 12.
The May 26 game at Dodger Stadium was the game in which he was injured, taking a swing against the Dodgers’ Alex Wood.
Hopefully he’s 100 percent and can begin to help the team offensively, perhaps starting with a pinch-hit appearance in Saturday’s game. A full preview for today’s game will post at 1 p.m. CT.