God's Wrath Watch: Cubs Injury Updates on Kintzler, Kimbrel, Contreras, Strop, Morrow

  • God's Wrath Watch: Cubs Injury Updates on Kintzler, Kimbrel, Contreras, Strop, Morrow

God's Wrath Watch: Cubs Injury Updates on Kintzler, Kimbrel, Contreras, Strop, Morrow

The Cubs scored four runs in the seventh, with Happ leading off with his pinch homer.

Kimbrel, who signed with the Cubs in mid-June, has posted a 5.68 ERA in 14 appearances for Chicago, converting nine of his 11 save chances. It is too late to make a move for a closer, but the Cubs still a few solid answers. Brandon Kintzler bailed out Cishek but left the game rubbing his right pectoral area. There was no update on Kintzler after the victory.

Kyle Ryan got into trouble in the ninth, but David Phelps finished for his first Cubs save since coming over last week from Toronto. "He came in after the game yesterday and talked to me about actually starting a game". The Cubs will use Underwood in long-relief situations. Because of Wick, the Cubs felt confident enough to part with both Carl Edwards Jr. and Brad Brach, showing their confidence in the 26-year-old.

Contreras pulled up and grabbed the back of his leg as he exited the batter's box on a flyout Saturday against Milwaukee.

"Just really excited to still be healthy", said Báez, who has 28 homers this year. "I'm going to take it slow". He experienced a similar injury in 2017. He missed nearly exactly a month two years ago.

"When it comes down to it, the injuries are the injuries, but I'm pretty much the weakest link in the rotation right now and have to figure out a way to right the ship, pick my end up, and do better", the five-time All-Star said after Tuesday's stinker.

The Cubs acquired Martin Maldonado in a trade with Kansas City on July 15, but they dealt him to Houston on Wednesday rather than keep three catchers on their roster. Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said Zobrist headed home and that all sides will discuss the next step. There are very few viable options on the waiver wire. "It's new, but I mean that's the job and I think sometimes with new rules it does force that kind of creativity and we'll do everything we can to find the right way to address our depth".