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Report: C.J. Edwards Seeing Doctor After Shoulder “Discomfort”

Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

cj edwards daytona cubsYou just don’t want to see any of those words up there in the same sentence.


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Gordon Wittenmyer reports that top Cubs pitching prospect C.J. Edwards arrived in Chicago yesterday to see a team doctor (today) after experiencing shoulder discomfort in a throwing session this week.

We don’t know much – Wittenmyer adds that Edwards didn’t seem to think the issue was serious, but players often don’t – and we might not hear too much for a while. This really might be a minor matter, but he didn’t come to Chicago for nothing. We’ll see if Edwards is placed on the 7-day DL, which wouldn’t necessarily be terrifying (it’s just one missed start), and we’ll see if we get any kind of substantive update this week. Shoulder “discomfort” covers a wide range of things, but, obviously, shoulder issues are inherently concerning.

That’s all I’ve got: don’t freak out just yet. It could be something. It could be nothing.


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