Cubs may wait until Friday to activate Bryant – MLB.com

CHICAGO — Kris Bryant, sidelined with left shoulder inflammation, took batting practice on the field on Tuesday before the Cubs’ opener against the Tigers. He could be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday, although manager Joe Maddon said the club may take advantage of an off-day on Thursday and wait until Friday.

Bryant, who has been out since June 23, has stepped up his baseball activities in recent days. The third baseman was eligible to be activated from the DL on Tuesday.

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CHICAGO — Kris Bryant, sidelined with left shoulder inflammation, took batting practice on the field on Tuesday before the Cubs’ opener against the Tigers. He could be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday, although manager Joe Maddon said the club may take advantage of an off-day on Thursday and wait until Friday.

Bryant, who has been out since June 23, has stepped up his baseball activities in recent days. The third baseman was eligible to be activated from the DL on Tuesday.

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“I just want the guy to be well,” Maddon said on Tuesday. “I love the break he’s getting right now.”

Bryant injured his shoulder more than a month ago while sliding, and he tried to play through it. He was batting .280, but his power numbers have dropped off. The third baseman has nine home runs this season; he had 16 homers in the first three months of the 2017 season.

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