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Top David Bote News

  • Cubs' David Bote: Begins rehab assignment

    Bote (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Mike McGraw of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.

    Bote underwent left shoulder surgery during the offseason and had recently been working at the Cubs' extended spring training. He'll start at the keystone and bat second during his first rehab game in Iowa and should continue to play in minor-league games over the next few weeks until he's eligible to return from the 60-day injured list.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Nearing rehab assignment

    Bote (shoulder) is expected to begin a minor-league rehab assignment this week, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    The 29-year-old has been getting at-bats at the Cubs' extended spring training recently, and he's now on the verge of starting a rehab assignment. Bote began the season on the 60-day injured list while recovering from the left shoulder surgery he underwent during the offseason, and he'll have plenty of time to ramp up in the minors over the next few weeks before being eligible to be activated in early June.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Hitting at extended spring training

    Bote (shoulder) has been getting at-bats at the Cubs' extended spring training, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Bote injured his left shoulder at the tail end of last season and underwent surgery in early November. He's been on the 60-day injured list since the start of this season, making him ineligible to return before early June, but the fact that he's hitting in extended spring suggests he may have a shot to return to action when first eligible.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Expects to return in early June

    Bote (shoulder) expects to return from the 60-day injured list as soon as he's eligible June 6, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Bote has joined the Cubs to continue his recovery process, and he expects to begin a rehab assignment in about two weeks. While the 29-year-old isn't eligible to return for over a month, he seems to be trending toward a return to the field in early June. Once he's back to full health, he'll likely serve as a utility man for the Cubs.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Playing catch again

    Bote (shoulder) was spotted playing catch at big-league camp Thursday, Scott Changnon of Marquee Sports Network reports.

    The activity marks another small step forward in the recovery process for Bote, who is working his way back from November surgery on his left shoulder. After being placed on the 60-day injured list last weekend, Bote will be sidelined for at least the first two months of the season. Once healthy, Bote will likely fill a utility role for the Cubs.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Placed on 60-day IL

    Bote (shoulder) was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Bote had already been ruled out for the first month of the season due to his left shoulder surgery that he underwent during the offseason, and he'll be unable to make his 2022 debut until at least early June. Once the 28-year-old returns to full health, he'll have to compete for at-bats since the Cubs now have Andrelton Simmons, Nick Madrigal (hamstring) and Jonathan Villar in the fold.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Out for first month

    Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer confirmed Monday that Bote will open the season on the injured list following offseason left shoulder surgery, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Hoyer implied that Bote will miss at least the first month of the season, as he merely said, "We'll see," when asked if the utility infielder would be ready to return by May. The Cubs' recent signing of Andrelton Simmons along with Nick Madrigal's return from a hamstring injury that prevented him from making his team debut in 2021 following his July acquisition from the White Sox likely means that Bote won't have a clear path to steady at-bats whenever he's healthy.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: To miss start of season

    Bote has a six-month timeline to recover from shoulder surgery and will miss the beginning of the 2022 season as a result, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Bote underwent the surgery in early November, so a full six months would place his return in roughly early May. He reportedly played through the injury for much of last season and hit .199/.276/.330 line across 327 plate appearances. It remains to be seen what his role on the team may be, pending any moves made in the offseason by Chicago.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Recovering from shoulder surgery

    President of baseball operations Jed Hoyer said Tuesday that Bote recently underwent surgery on his left shoulder, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Bote separated his left shoulder in late May and was limited to 97 games this season, but he often attempted to play through the injury. The 28-year-old struggled offensively with a .199/.276/.330 slash line. Bote doesn't yet have an official recovery timeline, but he has more than three months before the start of spring training.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Lands on injured list

    Bote (shoulder) was placed on the injured list for an unspecified reason Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Bote exited Thursday's win over Pittsburgh due to an apparent left shoulder injury, but his placement on the IL without a designation signals that he's likely on the COVID-19 list. It's not yet clear whether he'll be able to return during the final few days of the regular season, but Trent Giambrone would be in line for increased playing time while Bote is sidelined.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Early exit Thursday

    Bote was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Pirates with a left shoulder injury, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Bote exited the game in the seventh inning with the issue. There are no further details, though manager David Ross said an update will be provided once the team arrives in St. Louis for a weekend series that will close out the regular season.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Not in Friday's lineup

    Bote (shoulder) isn't starting Friday's game against the Cardinals.

    Bote was removed from Thursday's win over the Pirates with a left shoulder injury, but the specifics of the issue aren't yet clear. He's currently considered day-to-day, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be available off the bench Friday. Trent Giambrone will start at the keystone and bat seventh.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Nabs fourth straight start

    Bote will start at second base and bat seventh Wednesday against the Pirates.

    Bote has mostly served as a utility man over the past month, but he's poised to finish the season as a near-everyday player after Patrick Wisdom (wrist) was placed on the COVID-19-related injured list Wednesday. With Matt Duffy moving over to Wisdom's usual post at third base, Bote will cover the keystone for the fourth straight contest. He went a collective 3-for-9 with a triple, a walk, an RBI and a run in Chicago's previous three games.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Out of lineup again

    Bote is not in Saturday's lineup against the Brewers.

    Bote is out of the lineup for the third consecutive game, though he did earn two at-bats as a pinch hitter Friday. As has been the case recently, Matt Duffy draws the start at second base and will hit seventh.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Sitting second straight

    Bote is not starting Friday against Milwaukee.

    Bote has just two hits in his last 25 at-bats, and he's now absent from the starting nine for the second game in a row. Matt Duffy will start at the keystone and bat seventh Friday.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Not starting Thursday

    Bote isn't starting Thursday's game against the Phillies.

    Bote will get a chance to reset after he went 0-for-8 with a pair of strikeouts across the last two games. Matt Duffy will start at the keystone and bat seventh.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Scores twice, drives in run Sunday

    Bote went 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

    It was good to see some production from Bote, as he hadn't collected an RBI or scored a run since Aug. 25. The infielder has been struggling all season with just a .594 OPS, but he should continue to see plenty of playing time the rest of the way because the rebuilding Cubs don't have a ton of established options.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Sitting Saturday

    Bote is not in Saturday's lineup against the Giants.

    He is 0-for-9 with two strikeouts and one walk since being activated from the injured list Sept. 6. Matt Duffy will start at second base and bat seventh. It's possible that Bote will become more of a part-time player down the stretch.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Activated from 10-day IL

    Bote (ankle) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Bote participated in on-field work ahead of Monday's matchup against the Reds, and he'll be available off the bench following a minimal stay on the injured list. Matt Duffy will start at the keystone and bat seventh Monday, but Bote will likely reclaim his role as the primary second baseman now that he's back to full health.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Participates in pregame drills

    Bote (ankle) participated in infield work and took batting practice ahead of Monday's game against the Reds, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Bote has been sidelined since Aug. 28 due to a sprained right ankle that he sustained in batting practice. However, acting manager Andy Green said Monday that he's optimistic that the 28-year-old will be able to return to game action soon.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Longmont, CO
Age: 29
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R