Happ (ribs) is unlikely to be reinstated from the injured list Friday, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Happ has been on the 10-day injured list since May 4, so Friday marked the first day that he'd be eligible to return. However, manager David Ross said that Happ is "a tick behind" in his recovery process, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. It's not yet clear when the 26-year-old will be able to return to action.
Happ was placed on the injured list with a left rib contusion Friday, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports.
The move comes as no surprise, as Happ hasn't taken the field since colliding with teammate Nico Hoerner (forearm) on Tuesday. Hoerner has also been placed on the injured list. Happ's transaction was backdated by three days, so he'll be eligible to return next Friday, though it remains to be seen whether or not the Cubs expect him to do so. Nick Martini was recalled in a corresponding move.
Happ (ribs) is out of the lineup Friday against the Pirates.
It's the third straight absence for the 26-year-old after suffering a rib injury on a collision with teammate Nico Hoerner (forearm) during the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers. Happ was reportedly available off the bench Wednesday and figures to be available again Friday. Kris Bryant will shift to center field while Matt Duffy starts at third base.
Happ (ribs) isn't starting Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Happ will be out of the lineup once again after he was involved in a scary collision with Nico Hoerner on Sunday, but he'll be available off the bench, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports. Jake Marisnick will take over in center field and bat eighth.
Happ (ribs) will remain on the bench for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers.
Happ avoided a concussion during a scary collision with Nico Hoerner on Sunday, but he's yet to return to the lineup. Kris Bryant will be the center fielder in his absence.
Cubs manager David Ross said Happ isn't in the concussion protocol, but the outfielder will be held out of the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Dodgers due to a rib contusion, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Happ looked as though he suffered a serious injury when he was involved in a collision with teammate Nico Hoerner during Sunday's loss to the Reds, but he was fortunate to avoid a concussion. For now, the Cubs are viewing Happ as day-to-day before he heads in for more tests on his ribcage later Tuesday, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com. Based on the results of his tests and how sore he's feeling, Happ could be an option to play in the second half of the doubleheader, but it's more likely Ross gives the 26-year-old the entire day off.
Happ (head) is not in the lineup Monday against the Dodgers.
Happ will be on the bench for at least one game after hitting his head in a collision with teammate Nico Hoerner against the Reds on Sunday. Kris Bryant will make his second career start in center field in his absence.
Happ (head) was feeling better after Sunday's loss to the Reds, Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Happ took a shot to the head during an outfield collision in the bottom of the eighth inning Sunday and had to be carted off the field. He'll undergo further tests Monday, but manager David Ross said that Happ was in good spirits after the game. It's not yet clear whether Happ will require a stint on the injured list, but Ross said that he's hopeful that the 26-year-old isn't dealing with anything too serious.
Happ was carted off the field in the bottom of the eighth inning of Sunday's game against the Reds after absorbing the brunt of a collision in the outfield with teammate Nico Hoerner, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Happ was in the midst of a big day at the plate prior to his departure, going 3-for-5 with a three-run home run, a double and two additional runs on the afternoon. The Cubs will evaluate Happ before providing a diagnosis of his injury, but the 26-year-old looks as though he'll be at risk of missing time. Jake Marisnick would likely pick up most of the work in center field if Happ requires a stint on the 10-day injured list.
Happ is starting in center field and batting first in Sunday's game against the Reds.
The Cubs recently benched Happ for three consecutive days and used Anthony Rizzo as the leadoff hitter, but Happ is now in the lineup and batting first for the second straight contest. The 26-year-old is going to need to get going at the plate if he wants to remain in this spot, however. Happ is slashing just .139/.292/.177 through 25 games.
Happ will sit for the third straight game Friday against the Reds, Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Happ appears to be falling out of favor after a very poor start to the season which has seen him hit just .135/.297/.176 over his first 92 plate appearances. His strikeout rate, which was particularly problematic during his first two seasons, has jumped up to 32.6 percent. Jake Marisnick remains the starter in center field in his absence.
Happ isn't starting Thursday's game against Atlanta.
Happ will be out of the lineup for a second straight game after he went 0-for-12 with a walk and six strikeouts across the last four contests. Jake Marisnick will start in center field and bat seventh.
Happ isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Atlanta.
Happ had gone 0-for-10 with a walk and five strikeouts across the last three games. Jake Marisnick will start in center field and bat seventh.
Happ is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Brewers.
Happ will sit for the first time in over two weeks. Jake Marisnick remains the starter in center field, while Kris Bryant moves out to left, the position Happ had been filling in the absence of Joc Pederson (wrist).
Happ went 1-for-3 with two walks in Friday's loss to Atlanta.
Happ is still batting just .158 on the season, but it's good to see the outfielder draw two walks without striking out. His BABIP sits at just .200 after being .317 last year, so if Happ keeps making contact, he should start to see more balls drop for hits with better luck.
Happ is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Pirates.
Happ will sit for the second time this season, with both of his exits from the lineup coming with lefty Tyler Anderson on the mound for the opposition. Jake Marisnick will replace Happ in center field as manager David Ross looks to get more right-handed bats in the lineup to counter the southpaw.
Happ went 1-for-2 with two walks, a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Pirates.
After getting an early day off in the second game of the season Saturday, Happ returned to the lineup and made a difference from the leadoff spot in Sunday's series finale. The outfielder blasted 12 home runs in 57 games last year, so he could definitely make a run at 30 long balls this season if he stays healthy. Happ hit a career-best 24 home runs across 115 games in his 2017 rookie campaign.
Happ is starting in center field and batting first in Sunday's game against the Pirates.
Happ got an early day off Saturday but will occupy his typical leadoff role for Sunday's series finale. Jake Marisnick will return to the bench to make room in the lineup. Happ went 0-for-3 in Thursday's season opener and went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter Saturday, so he'll be looking for his first hit of the season Sunday against Pittsburgh righty Mitch Keller.
Happ is not in Saturday's lineup against the Pirates, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
He went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout on Opening Day. It seems a little early for Happ to already be getting a day off, but Jake Marisnick will draw the start in center field while Willson Contreras leads off.
Manager David Ross confirmed that Happ will be his leadoff hitter this season, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
This seemed likely coming into spring training, and now it has the manager's public backing. Anthony Rizzo led off Monday's Cactus League opener with Happ out of the lineup, but Happ should be back in there soon, and the 26-year-old will attempt to power the Cubs from atop the lineup all season. He's coming off a strong 2020 campaign in which he slashed .258/.361/.505 with 12 home runs in 57 games.
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|05/01||@ CIN||W 3-2||4||0||1||0||0||0||1|
|04/30||@ CIN||L 6-8||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/28||@ ATL||L 0-10||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/27||@ ATL||L 0-5||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/26||@ ATL||L 7-8||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/25||vs MIL||L 0-6||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
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