Nico Hoerner to the Injured List, Sergio Alcantara Recalled from Iowa

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Nico Hoerner to the Injured List, Sergio Alcantara Recalled from Iowa

Chicago Cubs

Nico Hoerner left last night’s game grabbing his side after a strikeout and today, he’s hitting the injured list with a right oblique strain.

The Cubs were able to cover today’s game without this move being necessary – Javy Baez (heel) is back in the starting lineup at short and David Bote is at second – but I’m still not surprised to see Hoerner hit the IL. With Sergio Alcantara sitting right there in Iowa, plus the possibility that the Cubs infield could be losing … eh hem … a couple more guys before tomorrow, this move just makes sense.

Also, there’s really no need to do anything but take it very slowly and carefully with Hoerner, who figures to be a key piece for the Cubs beyond this season. That is not to say this isn’t a serious injury, but frankly, my heart just can’t handle it being a serious injury right now. So, you know, let this just be precautionary. Please? Pretty please?



Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami