Daniel Descalso

#33 2B / Chi. Cubs / EXP: 10YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 200 lb Age: 33 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Cubs' Daniel Descalso: Shut down with ankle sprain

      The Chicago Cubs placed Daniel Descalso on the 45-day injured list Wednesday with a left ankle sprain, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.No reports surfaced in summer camp suggesting that Descalso was tending to a major injury, but the utility man will now be on the shelf for at least the next month and a half while he recovers from the ankle sprain. His absence likely paved the way for both Jason Kipnis and Nico Hoerner to crack the Opening Day roster.

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      Cubs' Daniel Descalso: Added to 60-man pool

      Daniel Descalso will be a part of the Chicago Cubs' 60-man player pool this season and will head to Wrigley Field for summer camp.Descalso had a season to forget in 2019, posting a .173/.271/.250 slash line in 82 games, but the Cubs like his versatility enough to keep him around. The 33-year-old isn't likely to have a significant role, however, with Jason Kipnis added to the mix in the offseason and Nico Hoerner also a member of the infield group training at Wrigley Field. There's also David Bote around to block Descalso for playing time at both second and third.

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      Cubs' Daniel Descalso: Likely to fill bench role

      Daniel Descalso is likely to serve as a reserve infielder for the Chicago Cubs this year rather than being in the mix to start at second base, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.Nico Hoerner is probably the team's most talented option to play second, but the organization is weighing whether to give the 22-year-old more seasoning in the minors. Even if Hoerner does start the year at Triple-A, both David Bote and Jason Kipnis are likely ahead of Descalso, which highlights the hurdles facing the 33-year-old when it comes to finding playing time. Descalso's experience and contract should keep him around to begin the season, though he could certainly be designated for assignment at some point.

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      Cubs' Daniel Descalso: Faces competition for playing time

      Daniel Descalso will battle the likes of David Bote, Nico Hoerner and the newly signed Jason Kipnis for playing time at second base to begin the year, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.The addition of Kipnis in particular complicates things for Descalso, as both players are lefty bats expected to play mainly at second. Descalso struggled mightily in 2019, slashing just .173/.271/.250, and he could be hard-pressed for regular playing time if some of the other options on the roster play well in the early going.

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      Cubs' Daniel Descalso: Returns from injured list

      Daniel Descalso (ankle) was activated off the 10-day injured list Sunday.Descalso has been out with the left ankle sprain for just over a month but will rejoin the Chicago Cubs for the stretch run. The 32-year-old has struggled with a .181/.283/.263 slash line in 73 games, and he could see fewer opportunities with the return of Ben Zobrist (personal).

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      Cubs' Daniel Descalso: Struggling on rehab assignment

      Daniel Descalso (ankle) is 2-for-17 with two home runs through seven rehab games with Triple-A Iowa.He started well with Iowa, homering in his first two games, but Descalso went without a hit last week (0-for-14, six strikeouts). The 32-year-old has really struggled with the major-league team this season, slashing .181/.283/.263, and the Chicago Cubs probably aren't in a big hurry to bring him off the injured list. Descalso will likely play a minimal role down the stretch.

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      Cubs' Daniel Descalso: Set to begin rehab stint

      Daniel Descalso (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.Descalso has been on the 10-day injured list since July 27 with a left ankle sprain, but he now appears to be ready to resume live game action. It's unclear whether a spot on the major-league roster will be available for him when healthy since Addison Russell, Ian Happ and Tony Kemp are all available to play alongside Javier Baez in the middle infield.

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      Cubs' Daniel Descalso: Heads to IL

      Daniel Descalso was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left ankle sprain, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.This helps explain why Descalso hasn't seen any action since Tuesday. The move is retroactive to Wednesday, making the utility man eligible to return in a week should he prove ready. Derek Holland was added to the active roster in a corresponding move. David Bote and Ian Happ should handle utility duties in his absence.

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      Cubs' Daniel Descalso: Enters lineup Sunday

      Daniel Descalso is starting at second base and batting eighth in Sunday's game against the Reds.Descalso has fallen behind Addison Russell and David Bote in the pecking order at second base, which isn't surprising given his .185/.283/.272 slash line this season. He did post a .789 OPS last year in Arizona, so perhaps he'll be able to improve somewhat on this year's .555 mark, though he'll have to do so in limited playing time.

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      Cubs' Daniel Descalso: Struggles continue Thursday

      Daniel Descalso went 0-for-2 with a walk in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Rockies and is now batting .194 this season.At the end of April, Descalso was slashing a respectable .263/.349/.408, but the wheels have come off since then. From May 1 onward, the veteran is hitting just .107/.203/.143, with more strikeouts (18) than hits and walks combined (13). As a result, David Bote and Addison Russell have both seemingly leapfrogged Descalso in the second base pecking order, which has greatly reduced the latter's fantasy value.