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Kris Bryant exits game after collision in outfield with Jason Heyward

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Cubs slugger Kris Bryant, starting in right field on Sunday against the Reds, had to leave the game in the fifth inning after colliding with center fielder Jason Heyward as the two converged to catch a Eugenio Suárez fly ball in the right-center field gap. Neither player caught the ball and a run wound up scoring on the play.

Heyward appeared to be fine. Bryant, who appeared to hit his head, was tended to by the team trainerand manager Joe Maddon before walking off the field. Heyward moved to right field and Albert Almora took over in center.

Bryant was 0-for-3 with a strikeout on the afternoon. He’s had a great season, however, batting .283/.405/.567 with 12 home runs, 34 RBI, and 42 runs scored in 227 plate appearances.

Bryant will undergo concussion protocol. The Cubs should have an update on his status later tonight. If Bryant needs to go on the injured list, David Bote would handle third base full-time.

Zack Wheeler headed to IL due to shoulder fatigue

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Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler will be placed on the 10-day injured list due to fatigue in his right shoulder, Newsday’s Tim Healey reports. The roster move is retroactive to July 12. Steven Matz will open up a two-game series in Minnesota, starting in Wheeler’s place on Tuesday.

As Healey notes, the soonest Wheeler can return is July 23, which would give him at most two starts ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. Wheeler has frequently been brought up in trade conversations as he can become a free agent after the season and the 42-51 Mets have been freefalling.

Wheeler, 29, owns a 4.69 ERA with 130 strikeouts and 34 walks across 119 innings of work this season.