As the Cubs were getting ready to play a game in which they struggled to scratch out any offense, Kris Bryant was powering the team’s AA affiliate in Tennessee. In the first of what figures to be a two-game rehab assignment, KB went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI and a home run.
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Bryant will play another game with the Smokies Tuesday afternoon, after which he will likely head out to San Francisco to rejoin the Cubs for the remainder of their West Coast swing. Provided, that is, the shoulder that’s kept him out for nearly three weeks continues to respond favorably.
The home run was obviously a good sign, now it’s just a matter of making sure things feel good afterwards. Remember the last time a Cubs player had a really good performance in a rehab start? Not that Bryant’s situation is anything like what we saw with Yu Darvish, just that it’s often what comes after the games that is most important.
Source:: Cubs Insider