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Welcome to today’s episode of Cub Tracks news and notes™, a greatest-hits collection of Chicago-style beat writers and bloggers, ground from #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball, overheated, steeped in writers’ tears, and then cold-brewed overnight for maximum flavor.

Ok, Taillon on the hump, Cubs still looking for Motown meatloaf and not a Motown miltown in the gonfalon bubble. Have to watch that loss column. Looking good early as the Candyman lines a bullet into the left-field corner.

And then the soft white underBelli:

But Taillon couldn’t hold on, and Kerry Carpenter happened. New game.

All roads lead to Adbert.

On to the Steel City.

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LHP Brandon Hughes (left knee inflammation)

Expected return: TBD

Hughes reported no issues after throwing a second bullpen session on Aug. 21. The lefty underwent surgical debridement of his left knee on June 28 and then headed to Arizona to begin his rehab process. A distal femoral osteotomy was the original recommendation, but an in-person review by the same specialist determined that the debridement was the better course of action. There is no firm timetable for Hughes’ return. —

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