Cubs Get Welcomed Injury Update on Star Outfielder
By Tyler Maher
The Chicago Cubs have started the season shorthanded, but they should be getting several key players back soon, including a mainstay in their lineup.
Cubs Injury News
According to Cubs reporter Bruce Levine, outfielder Seiya Suzuki and reliever Brandon Hughes are both expected to begin rehab assignments at Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.
This is great news for Chicago, as it means both players are nearing a return. Suzuki is currently recovering from an oblique injury while Hughes is dealing with knee inflammation.
Suzuki is looking to begin his second MLB season after enjoying a promising rookie campaign last year. The former Japanese star batted .262/.336/.433 with 14 home runs and 46 RBIs in 111 games during his first taste of the big leagues. He'll rejoin a Cubs lineup that was bolstered by the additions of Dansby Swanson and Cody Bellinger during the offseason and should have more help than he did last year.
Hughes is also coming off a strong rookie season where he went 2-3 with a 3.12 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP in 57 appearances out of the bullpen.
With both players back in the fold, Chicago will try to improve on last season's disappointing 74-88 record and return to contention in the NL Central.