Cubs Taking Cautious Approach With Seiya Suzuki Following Latest Injury Update

Seiya Suzuki will go for an X-ray after getting hit by a pitch on Wednesday.
Seiya Suzuki will go for an X-ray after getting hit by a pitch on Wednesday. / Associated Press

The Chicago Cubs have had a forgettable 2022 season, and with the team completely out of playoff contention, they has been taking the cautious approach with injuries as it looks toward the 2023 season.

On Wednesday night, outfielder Seiya Suzuki was hit on the hand by a pitch. While he did end up finishing the game, the Cubs are sending him for an X-ray just to be sure everything is ok.

Seiya Suzuki Injury Update

It's a good sign Suzuki was able to finish the game but it's also wise for the Cubs to be extra careful with him. Suzuki was a big signing for them this past offseason after he came over as the latest Japanese superstar. They signed him to a five-year deal, so he's definitely part of their future plans.

He hasn't quite put up the same numbers he did in Japan, but an adjustment period is something that shouldn't be unexpected. Shohei Ohtani certainly was nowhere near the player he is now when he first got into the MLB. Suzuki is hitting .263 with 13 home runs and 45 RBI in 103 games.

If there is even the slightest thing to worry about on the X-ray, expect the Cubs to keep Suzuki out of the lineup until they are sure that everything is 100 percent, even if that means keeping him out the rest of the season.

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