Marcus Stroman Reveals Potential Timeline for His Return From Injury

Chicago Cubs RHP Marcus Stroman has revealed the potential timeline for his return from injury.
Chicago Cubs RHP Marcus Stroman has revealed the potential timeline for his return from injury. / Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Stroman's first season with the Chicago Cubs hasn't gone as planned. Aside from an underwhelming statistical start, the 31-year-old right-handed starter landed on the 15-day injured reserve last week due to shoulder inflammation.

After playing catch during Friday's practice, Stroman spoke to reporters about a possible return timetable. Although he's unable to put an exact length on his recovery, the Medford, NY native hopes to be back in the Cubs' rotation in "a few weeks."

Marcus Stroman Injury News

Though he isn't certain, Stroman thinks that an 18-day period between May 1 and May 19 starts is a reason why his shoulder acted up. He spent that time on the IL due to COVID-19 but hasn't felt right since. He's also unsure if he'll need to undergo a minor-league rehab stint.

"Today was just the second day of catch, so we're kind of taking it day by day to be honest."

Marcus Stroman

Stroman could use the time off to get his head back in the right place. He's an uninspiring 2-5 in nine starts so far in 2022, pitching to a 5.32 ERA — the second-worst of his career — along with a 1.225 WHIP.

Cubs World Series Odds

With or without a healthy Stroman, the Cubs are far from championship contenders. Chicago is currently in a three-way tie with the Oakland Athletics and Cincinnati Reds for the worst 2022 World Series odds (+500000) on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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