David Bote Beaned by Madison Bumgarner, Leaves Game (UPDATE)

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David Bote Beaned by Madison Bumgarner, Leaves Game (UPDATE)

Chicago Cubs

You hate to see this at any time, but especially in dang Spring Training. Cubs utility man David Bote, who figures to make the club out of Spring Training and serve as the backup shortstop thanks to the absence of Addison Russell, was hit in the helmet by a Madison Bumgarner pitch in today’s game.

We’ll have details as soon as they are available, but the Cubs will be as cautious as possible with this at this time in the Spring. Hopefully Bote recovers well. Or, actually, hopefully there’s not even anything serious from which to recover.

UPDATE: Initial word is good:


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