David Bote’s wife Rachel gave birth to the couple’s third child recently and as such, Bote will miss a few games while on the paternity list:
Cubs report at 5 CT on ESPN 1000 today from Wrigley. Looks like the Cubs are bringing Randy Rosario back up for David Bote who’s on paternity leave. Need lefties v Dodgers.— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) April 23, 2019
Players on the paternity list can miss a maximum of three games, so Bote should be back on Friday.
There had been speculation that a position player would be added to replace Bote, but there aren't any on the 40-man roster who aren't also already on the 25-man roster.
Thus adding a position player would require a 40-man move, and one obvious such move would be to put Brandon Morrow on the 60-day injured list.
But the Cubs will need to save that move for when Addison Russell returns, and it looks like Russell is on his way back:
Addison Russell, believing he’s a better man now, and at peace, leaves Arizona today as #MLB suspension coming to an end with one-week stay in Iowa and then a return to the Chicago #Cubs.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) April 23, 2019
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As always, we await further developments.