What to Know
- Brandon Morrow was placed on the DL retroactive to July 15
- Hoerner was the Cubs' first round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft
The Chicago Cubs are dealing with injuries both on their Major League roster and in their farm system as the All-Star break finishes up.
On Thursday, the team placed reliever Brandon Morrow on the disabled list with right biceps inflammation. Morrow, who also missed time this season with a back injury, doesn’t expect to be out long-term with the injury, which occurred before the All-Star break.
Relief pitcher Anthony Bass was called up from the minor leagues to replace Morrow on the roster.
The development path for first round pick Nico Hoerner also hit a bit of a stumbling block, as the infielder will be out for four-to-six weeks with a left arm ligament injury.
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Hoerner, whom the Cubs took in the first round of June’s MLB Draft, was playing with the South Bend Cubs when he sustained the injury. He hopes to play again at some point this season, with a possible trip to Arizona Rookie League or the Arizona Fall League serving as a possible landing spot.
The Cubs will get their season back underway Thursday when they take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m.