The Chicago Cubs have made changes to their roster due to injuries. Infielder Nick Madrigal has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain, retroactive to September 17. This comes after Madrigal left the game on Saturday with the same injury. Manager David Ross revealed that Madrigal’s condition was worse than initially anticipated. There is currently no definite timeline for his return. In Madrigal’s absence, infielder Jared Young has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa.
At the moment, the Cubs are facing a tough stretch. They have lost five consecutive games and are in a virtual tie with the Cincinnati Reds for the third NL wild-card spot. With only 12 games left in the season, the Cubs are feeling the pressure to turn things around and secure a playoff spot.
Jared Young, a 28-year-old infielder, had a productive season with Iowa, batting .310 with 21 home runs and 72 RBIs in 90 games. However, his previous stint with the Cubs earlier this season was not as successful, as he batted only .171 with one home run and five RBIs in 13 games.
Unfortunately, the Cubs have been plagued by injuries to key players throughout the season. Infielder Jeimer Candelario, closer Adbert Alzolay, and right-handed reliever Michael Fulmer are among those currently on the injured list. This has made it challenging for the team to maintain consistency and perform at their best.