Kris Bryant expects to avoid disabled list

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Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was diagnosed with a mild ankle sprain after stepping awkwardly on the bag last night while chasing a foul ball. Bryant needed the assistance of manager Joe Maddon and the team trainer to get off the field and, as a result, the Cubs faithful got a decent scare.

Bryant seems to be much better today, however, as he tells Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago,com that he’s optimistic his sprained ankle will not force him onto disabled list. He also said this afternoon that he feels “a ton” better already.

Bryant will sit out today’s game against the Nats, but he’ll likely be back in the lineup by this weekend.