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Cubs Provide Injury Updates on Edwards, Bryant

Edwards will make a rehab appearance Friday night

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    Cubs Provide Injury Updates on Edwards, Bryant
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    Carl Edwards Jr. #6 of the Chicago Cubs pitches in the eighth inning during game four of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field on October 11, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    The Chicago Cubs are right in the thick of the National League Central race, but they’re also dealing with a slew of injuries as the All-Star break approaches.

    The team did get some good news on a couple of players Friday, including Carl Edwards Jr. The reliever, who has been on the disabled list since May 30 with right shoulder inflammation, will make a rehab appearance on Friday night as he continues to work back from the injury, and if he’s able to come back soon, it would help a bullpen that has been taxed heavily due to short starts and injuries.

    The Cubs will also get another look at Kris Bryant on Friday, as he will take swings off a tee and will take ground balls at Wrigley Field. Bryant was placed on the disabled list with a shoulder issue, and is hoping to get healthy after a month that saw him hit just one home run.

    Unfortunately, not all of the Cubs’ injury news was good, as pitcher Yu Darvish will head to Texas to get a second opinion on his triceps tendinitis. The injury has kept Darvish out of the rotation since late May, and he suffered a setback Thursday in Los Angeles when he felt pain in his arm during a bullpen session.

    The Cubs will take on the Minnesota Twins at 4:05 p.m. Friday afternoon. 

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