Carl Edwards Jr. is Headed to the Injured List, Tim Collins Called Up

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Carl Edwards Jr. is Headed to the Injured List, Tim Collins Called Up

Chicago Cubs

Just when the guy had been excellent for the longest stretch he’s had in a year+, Carl Edwards Jr. is headed to the Injured List.

It’s not an injury you hear about too often:

So, normally when you hear “thoracic” in relation to a pitcher, it’s the dreaded thoracic outlet syndrome, which requires surgery, and is not at all a guarantee to come back from (though guys have had slightly better success in recent years). This doesn’t sound like that issue, though, because that is a nerve issue, and this says Edwards is dealing with a strain (which would be a muscular issue).

The other reason to suspect this might not be TOO serious? Since Edwards hasn’t pitched in three days in any case, his IL stint can be backdated three days, and thus he’s only required to be out for another week. In the meantime, the Cubs get to bring in a fresh lefty arm rather than try to get by for another day or two without Edwards AND probably without Steve Cishek, too. They likely were looking for a way to make a roster move in any case.

Hopefully, then, this is just going to be a matter of a minimum stay for Edwards, and the Cubs not wanting to pitch with a limited bullpen against the Dodgers.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.