Kris Bryant has moderate ankle sprain

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Kris Bryant has been diagnosed with a “moderate” sprain of his right ankle. He’s day-to-day, but given that there are only six games left in the Cubs’ season — not all of which may be meaningful — that’s sort of beside the point.

As you no doubt know, Bryant suffered the injured when he slipped on a wet first base bag during Sunday’s game, much to his agent’s chagrin. And much to the Cubs’ detriment.

The Cubs are four games out of the second Wild Card with two teams ahead of them and, as noted, six games left. If and when they’re eliminated, Bryant’s season will likely be over regardless of how his ankle feels. If he doesn’t play again this year, he’ll finish 2019 with a line of .282/.382/.521 with 31 homers and 77 RBI in 147 games.