Veteran switch hitter Ben Zobrist said he he’d only need a week after being placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday, and it turns out he might have been right with his prognosis.
Zobrist received an MRI on his left wrist, which was sore and had bothered him for weeks. The MRI results came back clean Monday and Zobrist said he hopes to test his wrist on Wednesday.
Before Monday night’s game against the San Diego Padres, Zobrist said he hopes to be able to test his wrist on Wednesday and added that if he can’t return Friday, it would likely be Monday before he comes back.
Zobrist, who has played a key role in the Cubs’ lineup, hurt his wrist on a swing May 26 and has been hampered swinging right-handed since. Infielder Tommy La Stella was recalled from Class AAA Iowa to take his place, while he was nursing his wrist.
Zobrist is just one of the few Cubs who have recently sat out due to injuries. Addison Russell and Jason Heyward were both out of Monday’s lineup taking care of a sore ankle and hurt hand.
Russell turned his right ankle in Saturday night’s game against the Pirates and didn’t play on Sunday.
Heyward scraped his left hand while trying to make a sliding catch and foul territory on Sunday.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he expected Russell and Heyward to return Tuesday.