Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant has been dealing with an injury to his non-throwing (left) shoulder since he hurt it on a slide last month. He spent two weeks on the disabled list, came back during the series in San Francisco, but according to this article, the injury flared up again this week:
Bryant reportedly reaggravated the left shoulder on a swing Monday night against the Diamondbacks, which is as much a cause for concern as anything else.
Bryant hasn’t played since Monday and now he’s going to have at least 10 more days of rest:
The DL stint is retroactive to Tuesday.
David Bote has been a great addition to the Cubs’ 25-man roster during his three separate stints with the team. During the last one, covering Bryant’s last DL time, Bote hit .348/.500/.522 (8-for-23) with a double, a home run and seven walks.
If KB is out for any extended period of time, Bote might be able to provide something close to similar production. Overall this year, Bote is hitting .310/.415/.452 (13-for-42) with three doubles and a home run. Small sample sizes, of course. At Triple-A Iowa this year, Bote is hitting .268/.342/.494 (63-for-235) with 13 home runs.
Bote is in today's lineup, playing second base and batting ninth: