Cubs activate Kris Bryant

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The Chicago Cubs have activated third baseman Kris Bryant from the 10-day disabled list. He will start at third base and hit third on Wednesday afternoon against the Giants.

Bryant missed nearly three weeks with inflammation in his left shoulder. When he went down he was hitting .280/.383/.481 with nine home runs and 36 RBI in 311 plate appearances. In his absence Joe Maddon deployed Tommy La Stella, Ian Happ and, occasionally, Javier Baez at third base. Now it’s Bryant’s position again.

Braves minor leaguer Braxton Davidson fractures foot on walk-off homer in AFL Championship Game

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Braves minor league first baseman Braxton Davidson played the hero during the Arizona Fall League Championship Game on Saturday, but followed up his game-winning homer with what appeared to be a broken left foot.

Braxton had just lofted a 2-1 pitch from Nationals left-hander Taylor Guilbeau in the bottom of the 10th inning and was making his way around the bases when he started hopping on his right foot as he neared the plate. After being helped off the field, that the infielder was quickly taken to a local hospital for further examination, the results of which have yet to be made public.

The 22-year-old helped lift the Peoria Javelinas to their fifth AFL title and second since 2017. He went 2-for-5 with a single and home run in Saturday’s finale over the Salt River Rafters. During the regular season, he completed his third consecutive campaign in High-A and slashed .171/.281/.365 with a career-high 20 home runs and a .646 OPS through 481 plate appearances.