It sure looks like Seiya Suzuki's finger is doing better.
The Cubs outfielder began his rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Iowa, his first game action since spraining his left ring finger May 26 against the Reds.
Suzuki, who played five innings before getting the rest of the game off, finished 2-for-3 with a home run, RBI single and strikeout. He started in right field.
Which raises the question: How long until he could rejoin the Cubs?
Manager David Ross said Wednesday the Cubs have a plan laid out for Suzuki to get back into game shape after his long layoff.
Depending on the feedback Suzuki has for the Cubs and Iowa coaching and training staffs, that plan could be altered.
“Being on your feet and getting back in play in shape is different for everybody,” Ross said. “We've got a plan. Sometimes we have to extend those plans, and sometimes we can shorten them.”
So far, so good for Suzuki with Iowa.