The Chicago Cubs are anxious to get standout rookie Seiya Suzuki back in the lineup. The right fielder has been out since May 26 as he deals with a finger injury, which is taking longer to heal than the team would like.
Now the Cubs are taking a drastic measure to help Suzuki's recovery.
Seiya Suzuki Injury Update
Chicago is shutting down the 27-year-old with the goal of reducing the swelling currently in his left ring finger. It's certainly disappointing that this relatively minor issue has turned into a weeks-long struggle with no end in sight.
The Cubs have definitely missed Suzuki's bat in the lineup. He got off to a blistering start to his MLB career, slashing .279/.405/.529 with 4 home runs and 14 RBIs in his first 21 games. That performance earned him NL Rookie of the Month honors for April and foreshadowed a very productive year before he was slowed down by injuries in May.
Getting him back at 100% would be a huge boost as Chicago looks to turn its season around. Hopefully the next few days of zero baseball activity help get his body in the right place to make his return soon.
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