The Cubs lost David Bote back in May to a shoulder injury (pictured above).
Nearly two months, he's back:
The #Cubs today activated INF David Bote from the 10-day IL and optioned RHP Trevor Megill to @IowaCubs. pic.twitter.com/RhmFe91B8X— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 25, 2021
Bote had just started to hit, a bit, when he was injured, after a very slow start to this season. Overall Bote is hitting .201/.280/.340 (29-for-144) with five doubles and five home runs.
With the optioning of Trevor Megill, the Cubs return to an eight-man bullpen and thus five position players on the bench.
Bote is in Sunday’s starting lineup playing third base. Today’s game preview will post at 11:30 a.m. CT.