Cubs Notes and Updates: Madrigal's Leg, Miley's Elbow, Hendricks' Opening Day Start

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Cubs Notes and Updates: Madrigal’s Leg, Miley’s Elbow, Hendricks’ Opening Day Start

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A couple stray notes for your Spring Training Saturday …

Nick Madrigal’s leg “fatigue” doesn’t sound too serious if he’s going to be playing in a game tomorrow. It’s not actually his surgically-repaired hamstring, but instead is his glute/lower-back:

That is not to say the issues aren’t potentially related, as the body does its compensation thing whenever you have an injury from which you’re recovering/recovered. It bears monitoring, and physically, he’s probably just going to have to be managed carefully this year.

The news is similarly positive on Wade Miley (elbow), but he’s still gonna be out for a while:

Miley is shut down for 10 days, after which the inflammation will hopefully have subsided, and then he can begin to ramp back up. He would potentially be able to pitch in late-April/early-May.

And lastly, no surprise: Kyle Hendricks gets his third straight Opening Day start.

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.