Advertisement

MLB

News > National Sports > MLB > Kris Bryant Suffers Hand Injury Late vs. Reds

Kris Bryant Suffers Hand Injury Late vs. Reds

Bryant was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning of the Cubs comeback victory over Cincinnati.

Photo Credit: Dylan Buell/Getty Images


From Bleacherreport.com:

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant suffered a left hand contusion after he was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning of Tuesday night's 13-9 win over the Cincinnati Reds, according to ESPN.com's Jesse Rogers.

X-rays came back negative.

Durability wasn't a problem for Bryant in his first two years, as he appeared in 150-plus games in 2015 and 2016. He picked up his first notable injury in the Cubs' 8-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on July 19. While sliding into third base, he sprained his left pinkie.

Tommy La Stella replaced Bryant in that game, and that could be the plan again if he's forced to miss more time. Manager Joe Maddon could also look to Javier Baez, who isn't a natural third baseman but can be a serviceable defensive replacement.

While the Cubs haven't performed as expected in 2017, they remain on track to make the playoffs and acquired one of the best pitchers on the trade market when they added Jose Quintana. Bryant's injury shouldn't be a big problem for Chicago as long as he makes a swift return to the lineup.

Jonathan Daniel | Getty Images The Chicago Cubs announced they required Washington Nationals infielder Daniel...
Ronald C. Modra | Getty Images The lights went on at Wrigley for the first time ever 30 years ago tonight. And...
Billie Weiss | Getty Images From ESPN.com: WASHINGTON -- A record 10 home runs. A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-...
David Banks | Getty Images The MLB Home Run Derby takes place in our nation's capital next Monday, and two Cubs...
Photo Courtesy of Roncalli Media Nick Schnell was selected 32nd overall by the Tampa Bay Rays last night. The...