So *that’s* why Clint Frazier isn’t starting today against a lefty. Dude is dealing with appendicitis (Sharma).
Here’s hoping he’ll be OK, since the timelines and outcomes for something like that can vary wildly. Trevor Williams dealt with it last year with the Cubs, and he wound up missing a month between the medical issue, itself, the necessary surgery to remove the appendix, the rest and recuperation, and then building back up to game action.
Frazier will go on the Injured List shortly, and the Cubs will have a corresponding roster move. My guess is they are waiting to see if the game gets banged due to weather, which would give them a little more time to make a considered decision on how best to use that roster spot, especially with FUTURE moves to be considered at the end of this month. Updating soon.