Happening: Ian Happ is Happy to Be Helping in the Big Leagues

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Happening: Ian Happ is Happy to Be Helping in the Big Leagues

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Ian Happ is finally back with the big league Cubs, returning to his mates after a four-month detour to improve his game at AAA Iowa. It’s going to be good to have a versatile switch-hitter added to the rotation, even if he’s not a regular starter at this point. Of course, if he hits, he’ll play.

Although it may have seemed odd at the time, and it lasted perhaps longer than expected, it was not altogether unique among Cubs positional prospects. Javy Baez came up to the big leagues, and went back down to work on things at one point. Ditto Kyle Schwarber. Ditto Anthony Rizzo. Ditto Addison Russell. It happens.

But now Happ is back, and he met with the media before tonight’s game against the Brewers to talk about a range of things, including his demotion, his adjustments, the good people at Iowa, and his eagerness to be back with his guys:


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