God's Wrath Watch: Bryant, Baez, Darvish All Still OK-ish, TBD-ish

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God’s Wrath Watch: Bryant, Baez, Darvish All Still OK-ish, TBD-ish

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs have a trio of walking wounded right now, none of whom are on the Injured List, but all of whom are out for undetermined lengths of time. That’s the trick with September injuries: the roster is expanded to the full 40-man, so the Injured List isn’t necessary. Thus, ascertaining just how injured a guy is – already a challenge when it comes to the Cubs – is all the more difficult.

Updates on Kris Bryant (knee soreness popping back up), Javy Baez (jammed thumb from the weekend), and Yu Darvish (forearm tightness), all of whom have missed time this week:

On the bright side, Maddon has always had a penchant for being overly aggressive in resting guys when doing so abuts up against a team off-day, thus ensuring multiple consecutive days off. That could give you a little optimism in the cases of Baez and Bryant, and each has dealt with performance issues at the plate in any case, so maybe a little extra rest isn’t the worst thing in the world anyway.

As for Darvish, the Cubs still tentatively expect him to start on Saturday in Milwaukee, and he played catch yesterday as he normally would:



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.