Dansby Swanson suffered a bruised left heel in Tuesday’s game against the Brewers in Milwaukee, and hasn’t played since.
Saturday, the Cubs placed Swanson on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to July 6, and recalled infielder Miles Mastrobuoni from Triple-A Iowa. The retro move means Swanson will be eligible to return for the final game of the Red Sox series July 16 at Wrigley Field.
Swanson is batting .258/.343/.409 (84-for-325) this season with 10 home runs in 83 games. Hopefully he won’t miss more than the 10 days.
Mastrobuoni has absolutely crushed the ball at Iowa. batting .305/.477/.451 (25-for-82) in 26 games with eight doubles, two triples and seven stolen bases. That has not translated to MLB success. With the Cubs this year he is just 9-for-62 (.154) with nine walks. He’ll be in today’s lineup against the Yankees at third base. Hopefully he can improve those MLB numbers.
A reminder, today’s game preview will post at 10:30 a.m. CT.