Another well-documented Cubs drought could be about to come to end if Adbert Alzolay, Justin Steele and Keegan Thompson are as good as the Cubs think they are and as good as they looked this week.
Thompson will be making his first big-league start during Game 2 of a doubleheader
The Chicago Cubs provided updates on outfielder Ian Happ and second baseman Nico Hoerner Tuesday after the pair collided during the eighth inning of Sunday's 13-12 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Nasty collision between Nico Hoerner and Ian Happ, Happ was carted off the fieldpic.twitter.com/NgbiXveQmP Starting 9 (@Starting9) May 2, 2021 Happ is day-to-day with a rib contusion and won't go through concussion protocol, Cubs manager David Ross said, according to the Chicago Tribune's Meghan Montemurro.The 26-year-old will undergo additional tests with Cubs trainers Tuesday, Montemurro adds.Happ is off to a rough start in Chicago, hitting .167/.307/.250 with 14 hits in 26 games after receiving down-ballot MVP votes in 2020.Meanwhile, Hoerner was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left forearm strain, the team announced. The 23-year-old owns a .389/.500/.556 slash line with seven RBIs and three steals in 11 games."Scariest baseball play I've been a part of," Hoerner said of the collision, according to NBC Sports Chicago's Gordon Wittenmyer."All things considered, both pretty fortunate where we're at and especially for his head to be in good shape after something like that was the biggest concern for everyone."The Cubs also placed right-handers Jake Arrieta (right thumb abrasion) and Dan Winkler (right triceps tendinitis) on the 10-day IL.Left-hander Kyle Ryan, right-hander Keegan Thompson, and infielder Ildemaro Vargas were added to the big-league roster in corresponding moves.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Prior to Saturday's game against Cincinnati, the Cubs called up KeeganThompson from Triple-A, optioning Kyle Ryan to Iowa in a corresponding move.