Ben Zobrist officially heads to the disabled list roughly a week or so late. The injury cited was “left wrist inflammation”, given that the beloved Cub had been hit on the wrist during a game on May 26th against the Dodgers. Zobrist continued to play through this issue, but not without showing signs that he wasn’t 100%. Since getting clocked by a pitch from Alex Wood, Zobrist was hitting .109/.226/.196.
The 36-year old was placed on the the 10-day disabled list last Tuesday and will only have a few days or so left, hoping to return to the lineup either Friday or next Monday. The MRI results for Zobrist came back negative of any internal damage. Hopefully he returns full recovered, because the Cubs could really use his bat from the beginning of the season.
Here’s what else is goin’ down in the National League Central:
- The Pirates have officially signed first-round pick Shane Baz.
- Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward are still in All-Star voting lead, so go vote and make sure they stay that way (or to take it away from them, if that’s your prerogative).
- The Reds have placed both Bronson Arroyo and Zack Cozart on the 10-day and recalled Jesse Winker and Ariel Hernandez.
- Matt Carpenter continues his leadoff tear, makes hearts sing across St. Louis.
- Could the Brewers go after Ryan Madson before the deadline?
- Is Felipe Rivero elite? We need answers.
- The Mariners have claimed Pat Light off of waivers from the Pirates.
- Homer Bailey continues to dominates again in anticipation of his return from the disabled list.
- Jedd Gyorko started this season off coming in hot but has now been reduced to a mere spark. So, what gives?
- Let’s take a look back at the Brewers trade of Tyler Thornburg.