Big day for guys who were hurt, got activated and then got hurt again. First Stephen Strasburg, now Kris Bryant.
The Cubs have placed Bryant on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 24, with left shoulder inflammation. Bryant missed nearly three weeks before the All-Star break with the very same issue. Whether he was ever really over it is an open question, but really friends, do we ever truly get over something? Sorry to lay that on you, but I’m feeling deep this afternoon.
The Cubs have called up David Bote from Triple-A Iowa to help out at third base. Tommy La Stella and Ian Happ will likely see most of the time there.
Bryant is hitting .286/.380/.474 with 11 homers and 44 RBI on the year.
Per The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said outfielder Giancarlo Stanton may be activated from the injured list on Wednesday. Stanton will “certainly” be activated on Thursday.
Stanton, 29, has appeared in all of nine games this season due to knee and calf injuries. The calf injury struck first during the opening week of the season. He wouldn’t return until June 18, then played in a whopping six games before a strained PCL in his right knee sent him back on the IL. But if there was ever a time for Stanton to make his triumphant return, it’s right before what the Yankees hope is a deep postseason run.
In the nine games Stanton has appeared in this season, spanning 38 trips to the plate, he has hit .290/.421/.419 with a double, a homer, seven RBI, and four runs scored.