Cubs Injury Notes: Bryant and Souza Back as Soon as Tomorrow, Chatwood "Good News"

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Cubs Injury Notes: Bryant and Souza Back as Soon as Tomorrow, Chatwood “Good News”

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An early heads up on a possible return tomorrow, as Kris Bryant (wrist, finger) hit live pitching at South Bend today, and now reporters are saying some very positive things after talking to Jed Hoyer.

Since we know these guys took live at bats today, the fact that they’re hearing good things and Hoyer sounds optimistic – well, it suggests that the at bats just looked normal. That’s a great sign.

With Tyler Chatwood headed to the IL tomorrow, the Cubs will have at least one roster spot opening up that wasn’t accounted for today. Bryant could just come on back into that spot. As for Souza, we’ll see. The addition of Maybin helps on that front, but I don’t doubt the Cubs still want Souza back for when they really want to max out on righty bats.

Speaking of Chatwood, although he’s headed to the IL, the news is not the worst kind of elbow issue:

It’s great to know that the injury is not something popping, though a strain of any kind at this stage in the season could be an ender. I’d imagine he’s going to be out for at least two weeks, and maybe not even throwing during that time.



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.