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Kris Bryant a Very Late Scratch Tonight for the Cubs (UPDATE: GI Issue, Protocol Testing)

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Although seeing a player scratched from the initial lineup an hour or two before the game is not that uncommon – guys take BP and feel something, guys were trying to get over something lingering and it became clear it was best to sit, etc. – it’s odd to see a guy scratched JUST before the game begins.

So it was tonight for Kris Bryant, though no official reason has been given. He dealt with a back issue late in Summer Camp, and then an elbow issue earlier this season. So it wouldn’t be surprising if one of those … er, wait, as I’m typing this sentence the official word came down:

All right then. Bryant scratched late because he wasn’t feeling well. Hopefully the rest allows him to be good to go tomorrow.

UPDATE: Since gastrointestinal issues can be a symptom of COVID-19, this is appropriate:



Author: Brett Taylor

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