Cubs injuries and roster moves

May 25: RHP Kyle Hendricks triggered off hurt list; Nick Madrigal optioned to Triple-A Iowa
In order to trigger Hendricks off the hurt list — a relocation revealed by supervisor David Ross on Wednesday night — the Cubs optioned Madrigal to Triple-A Iowa. Ross stated the objective was to get Madrigal “back on track” through routine playing time in Iowa’s infield.

“He started off swinging the bat pretty good,” Ross stated. “We’ve got a lot of guys competing for playing time over there at third base, and there’s just not a lot of room for that skill set right now. [We’re] trying to get him back to being able to find his timing and put consistently good swings on the baseball. Getting on base is a high priority.”

Right now, the Cubs have a mix of Patrick Wisdom, Miles Mastrobuoni and Edwin Ríos at 3rd base.

In 34 video games this season, the 26-year-old Madrigal slashed .247/.286/.301 with a .185 (5-for-27) proving in his last 8 video games. He had actually not begun for the Cubs given that May 19. In 152 innings at 3rd this year, Madrigal published 3 outs above average, per Statcast, in addition to 2 protective runs conserved. His 91.1 percent contact rate was 2nd in MLB (minutes. 90 plate looks).

RHP Nick Burdi (appendectomy)
Expected return: TBD
The 30-year-old Burdi went through an appendectomy on May 24, and was put on the 15-day hurt list while he recuperates. Burdi had actually made 3 looks for the Cubs given that being promoted the previous week. (Last upgraded: May 24)

OF Cody Bellinger (left knee contusion)
Expected return:
Late May/Early June
Bellinger landed awkwardly while making a jumping catch late in Chicago’s May 15 video game versus the Astros. The Cubs provided him 3 healing days prior to deciding to position him on the IL (retroactive to May 16). Cubs supervisor David Ross stated on May 19 in Philadelphia that the center fielder’s knee was “responding slowly,” so Chicago chose to take a more careful method.
As of May 19, Bellinger had actually resumed exercises and striking in the cage. He was arranged to track pitches in the bullpen on May 23. (Last upgraded: May 23)

RHP Brad Boxberger (ideal lower arm stress)
Expected return:
Boxberger went through more assessment in Chicago that exposed no structural damage, according to supervisor David Ross. The right-hander will rest and begin developing back up as soon as he’s discomfort totally free.

“I don’t think it’s some super long thing we’re going to have to deal with or any kind of surgery,” Ross stated on May 23.
Boxberger arrived on the 15-day IL on May 15 due to the arm concern. Ross kept in mind that a groin concern previously this season caused some shipment defects, which might have added to the arm pain. Boxberger was relaxing 92-93 miles per hour with his fastball in early April however saw his speed dip to the 90-91 miles per hour variety in more current getaways. The righty has a 5.52 period with 13 strikeouts and 9 strolls in 14 2/3 innings (17 video games) this season. (Last upgraded: May 23)

RHP Codi Heuer (ideal elbow surgical treatment)
Expected return: Midseason 2023
Heuer logged 1 2/3 scoreless innings for Triple-A Iowa on May 24, starting out 2, strolling one and enabling a hit. It marked the right-hander’s seventh Minor League rehab look with Iowa. Heuer, who is arranged to toss once again for the I-Cubs on Saturday, has actually regularly reached 97-99 miles per hour with his fastball in his go back to video game action.

Heuer went through Tommy John surgical treatment (complete restoration with an internal brace) on March 7, 2022, and missed out on the whole season. He was put on the 60-day IL on Feb. 20 this previous spring and is qualified to return May 29. In 65 video games in ’21, he had a 4.28 AGE, consisting of a 3.14 period in 25 looks down the stretch for the Cubs, who got Heuer from the White Sox in the Craig Kimbrel trade.(Last upgraded: May 25)

RHP Adrian Sampson (ideal knee)
Expected return: TBD
The Cubs revealed that Sampson went through a meniscal debridement on his ideal knee on May 5. The pitcher’s schedule for return is undetermined. Sampson, 31, was a prospect for a rotation task this spring after logging a 3.11 period in 104 1/3 innings for the Cubs last season, that included a 1.71 period in his last 8 turns.

The righty had a hard time in the spring and after that published an 8.64 period with 10 strolls in 8 1/3 innings with Triple-A Iowa prior to being shelved due to injury concerns. Sampson was remembered by Chicago and put on the 15-day IL on May 4. He was moved to the 60-day IL on May 15. (Last upgraded: May 15)

RHP Ethan Roberts (Tommy John surgical treatment)
Expected return:
Late 2023 or ’24
As Spring Training was nearing its end, Roberts was developed to around 105 feet on flat ground without any concerns in his tossing program. The pitcher is working his method as much as 120 feet prior to a two-week tapering duration. He would then begin increase towards a light “touch and feel” mound exercise.

Roberts kept in mind that he would likely start tossing daily in the future. The reducer went through Tommy John surgical treatment on his ideal elbow on July 13. Roberts was at first put on the hurt list due to an ideal shoulder concern on May 2 and after that left a Minor League rehab getaway on June 19 with the UCL injury. (Last upgraded: March 25)

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