Joe Maddon Optimistic About Kris Bryant's Knee for Tonight

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Joe Maddon Optimistic About Kris Bryant’s Knee for Tonight

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How many fingers you got? I would like you and Antonio Alfonseca to cross all of them that (1) Kris Bryant is able to return to starting tonight, and (2) the cortisone shot he received alleviates the discomfort and inflammation that have bothered him for well over a month now.

For now, there’s a little optimism coming from the manager’s office:

That is not a lock, mind you, and having just gotten the cortisone shot on Sunday, I tentatively would have expected Bryant to be out tonight, and then maybe be ready by Wednesday night. We’ll see. But this is a good sign.

As for Bryant, himself, a little more from the achey third baseman:

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