Cubs place Joc Pederson on 10-day IL, recall Nico Hoerner


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Joc Pederson has a left wrist issue (Mark Rebilas - USA Today Sports)
Joc Pederson has a left wrist issue (Mark Rebilas - USA Today Sports)

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today placed Joc Pederson on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to April 21) with left wrist tendinitis and recalled infielder Nico Hoerner from the South Bend Alternate Site.

Hoerner is available for tonight’s 6:40 p.m. CT game against the New York Mets at Wrigley Field.

Hoerner, 23, has played all or part of the last two seasons with the Cubs, hitting .247 (46-for-186) with five doubles, one triple, three home runs and 30 RBI in 68 major league games since his debut in September of 2019. He collected 20 RBI in his first 24 career games, becoming just the fourth Cub to do so (joined Mandy Brooks in 1925, Joe Kelly in 1926 and Jorge Soler in 2014).

Hoerner last season made his first Opening Day roster and hit .222 (24-for-108) with four doubles and 13 RBI in 48 contests. He appeared in 37 games at second base, 10 games at shortstop, six games at third base and one game apiece in both left field and center field.

Originally selected by Chicago in the first round (24th overall) of the 2018 draft out of Stanford University, Hoerner was the first member of the 2018 MLB draft class to make his major league debut when he was promoted from Double-A Tennessee, September 9, 2019. In 20 games for Chicago in 2019, Hoerner hit .282 (22-for-78) with one double, one triple, three homers and 17 RBI.

Pederson, 29, is hitting .137 (7-for-51) with a triple, a home run and four RBI in 16 games in his first season with Chicago.

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