Bryant went 3-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and the game-winning RBI in Sunday's victory over the Pirates. His eighth-inning single scored Matt Szczur gave the Cubs their 53rd win of the season. Bryant closes out the first half with a .286/.384/.578 slash line but he's been even better so far in July, slashing .355/.512/.710 through 10 games with three homers, five RBI and 11 runs scored.
Bryant went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Tuesday against the Reds. Bryant's 25th bomb of the year was part of a four-run third inning that pulled the Cubs within a run in a game they'd go on to lose. He's now left the yard eight times in his last 12 games, and he's slashing .278/.370/.578 on the season.
Bryant (leg) is in the lineup at third base Tuesday against the Reds. After homering in his first at-bat, Bryant was removed from Monday's game following an outfield collision with teammate Albert Almora. He was diagnosed with a "lower leg contusion," though the ailment was never considered serious, and the Cubs likely would have left him in the game had it been close. As expected, Bryant will start Tuesday, making his first appearance at third base since Saturday's loss to the Mets.
Updating a previous report, Bryant left Monday's game due to a lower leg contusion, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports. Bryant collided with fellow outfielder Albert Almora in the Monday afternoon matchup with Cincinnati, and ultimately left the game as a precaution. The injury doesn't sound overly serious, but it's a situation worth checking up on before inserting Bryant into fantasy lineups Tuesday.
Bryant left Monday's matchup with the Reds following a collision with Albert Almora in the fifth inning, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Bryant collided with Almora in the top of the fifth, and was lifted for pinch hitter Matt Szczur in the bottom of the frame. It appears Almora will remain in the contest, but Bryant will likely be evaluated by team doctors before an update on his status is provided. He was 1-for-1 with a two-run homer, to go along with two walks and three runs scored, prior to exiting.