The Cubs today announced that outfielder Joc Pederson has been placed on the 10-day injured list with left wrist tendonitis. The move is retroactive to April 21. To replace Pederson on the roster, the Cubs have recalled infielder Nico Hoerner from the alternate site.
The 29-year-old Pederson was the star of Spring Training for the Cubs this year in Mesa, but he has struggled in the regular season, hitting just .137/.262/.235 with one home run over sixteen games and 61 plate appearances. If he’s been swinging the bat with a sore wrist this entire time, that would help to explain his poor start.
Hoerner, 23, made his major league debut in September of 2019 and played the entire abbreviated 2020 season with the big league club. His career hitting line is .247/.309/.333 in 208 plate appearances over 68 games. He’s been at the alternative site in South Bend since the start of the season.
Hoerner is eligible to play in tonight’s game at Wrigley against the Mets.