Bryant went 1-for-3 with a walk, a two-run home run and a second run scored in Friday's 4-2 win over the Tigers. After leaving Wednesday's game early due to a minor wrist issue, Bryant returned to action following the Cubs' day off Thursday and proved he was feeling 100 percent with a third-inning blast off Tarik Skubal. Bryant continues to rake in what could be his final season in Chicago, slashing .309/.403/.667 through 35 games with 10 homers and 24 RBI.
Bryant left Wednesday's game against Cleveland with a wrist contusion, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports reports. The Cubs were already planning to pinch-run for the under-the-weather Bryant, and his taking a pitch to the wrist only reinforced that decision. The Cubs have an off day Thursday, giving Bryant an extra day to get right for Friday's series opener in Detroit.
Bryant exited Wednesday's game against Cleveland after he was hit by a pitch on his left wrist in the top of the seventh inning, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports. Bryant was feeling "super under the weather" ahead of Wednesday's game and wasn't expected to play until at least Friday. However, he pinch hit for David Bote in the top of the seventh and was immediately removed from the game after he was hit by a pitch. It's not yet clear whether Bryant's illness or wrist injury will impact his availability for Friday's series opener in Detroit.
Manager David Ross said prior to Wednesday's game against Cleveland that Bryant (illness) is still feeling "super under the weather" and didn't get much sleep overnight, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports. Though the ailment that prompted Bryant's early exit in Tuesday's 3-2 loss isn't believed to be COVID-19-related, the 29-year-old appears to be dealing with something more serious than a common cold. Even so, the Cubs remain hopeful that with a day out of the lineup Wednesday and a team off day Thursday, Bryant will be good to go for Friday's series opener in Detroit. Matt Duffy will spell Bryant in left field Wednesday.
Bryant (illness) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Cleveland. The Cubs will give Bryant some extra time to rest up and recover after he was removed from Tuesday's 3-2 loss upon falling ill. After Wednesday's game, the Cubs will have a team off day Thursday before beginning a three-game series in Detroit this weekend. With two full days to recuperate, Bryant will likely be good to go for Friday's series opener.
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