Another Chicago Cubs outfielder is headed for the disabled list.
On Monday, the Cubs put center fielder Dexter Fowler on the disabled list and recalled reliever Carl Edwards Jr. from Triple A Iowa. Fowler injured himself running to first base during the first inning of Saturday’s win over the Pirates.
The good news, if there’s any, is that the Cubs don’t think the injury is severe and he should return within the 15 days. Jed Hoyer spoke with reporters before Monday’s game:
“We don’t think it’s a long-term injury,” Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said. “I hate to put timetables on it but, ultimately, we knew it was going to be something that was going to sideline him for at least the next handful of games, week or so. When that’s the case, playing short-handed for what would be a significant part of a DL stint doesn’t make a lot of sense.”
As for Edwards Jr., he’s making his first appearance in the big leagues this season. He pitched in five games last season, recording a 3.86 ERA and made the team’s postseason roster.