You just don’t want to see any of those words up there in the same sentence.
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.