Jose Reyes is eligible to come off the disabled list on August 23, but yesterday manager Terry Collins indicated that the shortstop returning from his injured hamstring then is highly unlikely.
Reyes was initially given a 2-3 week recovery timetable and has yet to begin baseball activities, so it’s hard to imagine him making it back in just 15 days.
Ruben Tejada has made all seven starts at shortstop in Reyes’ absence, with Angel Pagan filling the leadoff spot.
And of course the longer he’s gone the more speculation there will be about how much free agent money Reyes is losing because of injuries.
Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Cubs shortstop Addison Russell stayed overnight in Denver after having an allergic reaction to something he ate from the postgame spread in the clubhouse at Coors Field after Sunday afternoon’s game. Russell spent a couple of hours at a hospital in Denver for observation on Sunday night.
Russell has a shellfish allergy and believes something he ate might have been mistakenly labeled as not having shrimp in it.
The Cubs took two of three games from the Rockies. After Monday’s day off, the Cubs open a brief two-game series in Cleveland for a rematch of the 2016 World Series. Russell flew with the team to Cleveland and believes he will be in good enough shape to play on Tuesday.
Russell, 24, has had a slow start to the season. He’s hitting .219/.324/.281 across 74 plate appearances.