Ben Zobrist injury update


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Kelly Cox - USA Today Sports
Kelly Cox - USA Today Sports

Chicago Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist is still battling a left wrist injury that he suffered during a swing back in late May against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Since his injury occurred, he has a batting average of only .102.

Zobrist spoke to reporters on Wednesday and said that the injury is not progressing the way he wants it to be.

“It’s just not getting better,” Zobrist said to reporters. “It’s effecting my ability to prepare, and then my ability to feel comfortable at the plate. I don’t want to put the team in that situation.

Zobrist will give the injury until Friday and if it doesn't get better, he will probably have an MRI and head to the 10-day disabled list. The Cubs will be able to backdate to Tuesday the start of his disabled list time if he doesn't play the rest of the week.

The Cubs will miss his veteran bat in the lineup if he is out an extended amount of time. However, the Cubs have super-utility player Ian Happ that can play second base and the outfield position to fill in the missing time while Zobrist is out.

In 2017, Zobrist is batting a dismal .223 with seven homers, 21 RBI, and .321 on-base percentage. For his career, he has batted .264 with 152 homers, 664 RBI, and .357 on-base percentage.

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