Bryant reportedly to be activated, Cubs infielder demoted


by - Senior Editor -
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Jeff Curry - USA Today Sports
Jeff Curry - USA Today Sports

Cubs standout third baseman Kris Bryant will be activated from the 10-day disabled list with his right shoulder inflammation injury on Wednesday according to a report by the Chicago Sun-Times.

For the season, Bryant is batting .280 with 20 doubles, three triples, nine homers and 36 RBI in 66 games this season.

Bryant spoke to reporters about his shoulder before Monday's game against the Montgomery Biscuits.

"It's responded great. I think we've really strengthened it and gotten it to where it needs to be," Bryant said via MLB.com. "Taking two weeks off is tough. It's hard to get thrown right back into the fire like that. I thought coming down here and taking some at-bats in a no-pressure environment -- obviously, I would love to help the team win -- but for me, I just want to get that timing back."

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer was on 670 The Score Wednesday morning and praised the Cubs depth while Bryant was out with the injury.

"We lost one of the best players in the National League for a few weeks and didn't miss a beat."

Hoyer also mentioned that Bryant will have to watch the amount of workload he does on his shoulder.

"This is more of a result of his thousands and thousands of swings. That shoulder got kind of angry. Kris is going to have to monitor his workload a little bit and monitor how high his (swing) finish is."

Bryant's fill-in David Bote will be sent back down to Triple-A Iowa to make room on the roster.

The 25-year old rookie has been impressive in his stint with the Cubs flashing solid defense and batting .300 with a homer and nine RBIs.

Tags: Kris Bryant
Addison Russell releases statement on domestic abuse allegations
Addison Russell releases statement on domestic abuse allegations
WATCH: Murphy smokes 411-foot blast to lead off game with home run
WATCH: Murphy smokes 411-foot blast to lead off game with home run
First Look: Cubs homestand vs. Pirates, Cardinals
First Look: Cubs homestand vs. Pirates, Cardinals
WATCH: Epstein on investigation with Addison Russell
WATCH: Epstein on investigation with Addison Russell
Thanks for visiting CubsHQ.com. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed!
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Post your comments!
Addison Russell releases statement on domestic abuse allegations
Addison Russell releases statement on domestic abuse allegations
Cubs give up 19 hits, get embarrassed by lowly White Sox
Cubs give up 19 hits, get embarrassed by lowly White Sox
WATCH: Murphy smokes 411-foot blast to lead off game with home run
WATCH: Murphy smokes 411-foot blast to lead off game with home run
First Look: Cubs homestand vs. Pirates, Cardinals
First Look: Cubs homestand vs. Pirates, Cardinals
WATCH: Epstein on investigation with Addison Russell
WATCH: Epstein on investigation with Addison Russell
WATCH: Rizzo on investigation involving Russell
WATCH: Rizzo on investigation involving Russell
Cubs release statement on Russell being placed on administrative leave
Cubs release statement on Russell being placed on administrative leave
Addison Russell, MVP (Most Volatile Player)
Addison Russell, MVP (Most Volatile Player)
WATCH: Cubs hype video "Warriors"
WATCH: Cubs hype video "Warriors"
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest