Deichmann was recalled by the Cubs on Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Deichmann made his big-league debut in early August but failed to impress in a small sample of seven games, going 4-for-23 with eight strikeouts. He owns a modest .714 OPS for Triple-A Iowa in the 27 games since his demotion, so expectations shouldn't be too high for him over the final three series of the season.
Deichmann was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, Maddie Lee of NBC Sports Chicago reports. The Cubs activated Jason Heyward (finger) from the injured list Sunday, so Deichmann is getting sent down to make room on the roster. The 26-year-old went 4-for-23 with an RBI in seven games at the MLB level and will serve as organizational depth the rest of the season.
Deichmann is starting in right field and batting fifth in Monday's game against the Brewers. Deichmann made his MLB debut Friday and will now be starting for the third time in the team's last four games. The 26-year-old is off to a 2-for-9 start with an RBI. Deichmann may continue to see semi-regular playing time with Jason Heyward (finger) on the injured list and the Cubs turning their focus toward 2022. While he's not considered an elite prospect by any means, Deichmann does offer some power potential and might be worth a flier if he shows some signs of life at the plate.
Deichmann isn't starting Saturday's game against the White Sox. Deichman made his major-league debut in Friday's loss to the White Sox and went 1-for-5. Ian Happ will shift to right field while Frank Schwindel enters the lineup at first base.
Deichmann was recalled by the Cubs on Friday and will bat fifth and play right field against the White Sox in his major-league debut. Jason Heyward hit the injured list with finger inflammation in a corresponding move, which should give the 26-year-old Deichmann the opportunity to prove he belongs at the big-league level. Whether or not he can is an open question for now, as he bears many of the markers of a Quad-A player, which one might suspect given his age and lack of MLB experience. Like many players in that category, he has big raw power but not a lot else, as he has contact questions and doesn't offer much in the field or on the basepaths. He encouragingly cut his strikeout rate to 22.8 percent in 67 Triple-A games this season and showed an excellent eye, but his raw pop didn't translate into too much game power, leading to just four homers and a .439 slugging percentage. He may ultimately be little more than a part-time option, but the rebuilding Cubs have every incentive to give him the chance to show he's something more.
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