Happ is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.
With nothing left to play for during the regular season, the Cubs will give many of their regulars the day off. Happ could have probably used another day off anyway as he's been nursing a minor ankle injury this week. Billy Hamilton will man center field and lead off against right-hander Reynaldo Lopez.
Happ (ankle) is starting in center field and batting leadoff Friday against the White Sox.
The 26-year-old was withheld from Thursday's lineup after tweaking his ankle Wednesday, but his quick return to the lineup confirms it's a minor issue. Happ has a .138/.233/.169 slash line and 35.6 percent strikeout rate over his past 17 games and will look to bust out of the slump in the Cubs' final series of the regular season.
Happ, who is not in Thursday's lineup against the Pirates, tweaked his ankle in Wednesday's game, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The Cubs say that they just want to make sure Happ is 100 percent before deploying him, but it's worth noting he is also hitting .138/.233/.169 with a 35.6 percent strikeout rate and zero home runs over his last 65 at-bats, so his playing time may have been trending down slightly anyway. Once he is deemed fully healthy, he should get the bulk of the starts in center field. Cameron Maybin is getting the start in center Thursday.
Happ is not in Thursday's lineup against the Pirates.
He has cooled off at the plate, hitting .138/.233/.169 with a 35.6 percent strikeout rate and zero home runs over his last 65 at-bats. Cameron Maybin will start in center field and bat fifth.
Happ is starting in center field and batting leadoff in Saturday's game against the Twins.
Happ got Friday's game off, with Cameron Maybin getting the nod in center against left hander Rich Hill, but the former returns to the lineup Saturday. Happ has a strong .941 OPS on the season, though he's slumped over his last 11 games with a .455 OPS.
Happ will be on the bench Friday against the Twins.
Happ still has a strong .941 OPS on the season, though he owns a .455 OPS over his last 11 games. Cameron Maybin will be the center fielder Friday.
Happ went 1-for 2 with a double, three walks and one run scored in Monday's 5-1 win over the Cardinals.
Happ doubled to lead off the first and came around to score when Anthony Rizzo grounded into a double play two batter later. The 26-year-old walked in his next three plate appearances, bringing his slash line to a robust .304/.420/.659 on the season. The outfielder seems likely to remain as the Cubs' primary leadoff hitter going forward.
Happ went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Happ went hitless in the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader but fantasy managers won't complain about his production in the first game. The 26-year-old is now up to 12 home runs this season, which is tied for eighth most in the majors. It's also one more long ball than Happ hit in 58 games last year. He's established himself as a force at the top of Chicago's lineup.
Happ (forehead) will lead off and play center field in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Happ left Thursday's game against the Pirates after fouling a ball off his own head and did not take part in Friday's contest. He escaped with nothing worse than a bruise, however, so he'll be in the lineup for at least one of Saturday's two games.
Happ (forehead) is out of the lineup Friday against the Cardinals.
The 26-year-old exited Thursday's game after he hit a foul ball that bounced and hit him above the right eye, and he'll remain out of the lineup Friday. Happ appears to have avoided a serious injury as X-rays came back negative, but he'll nonetheless receive at least one day off. Cameron Maybin will receive the start in center field for the Cubs in his place.
Happ exited Thursday's game with a bruise above his right eye, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.
A ball he fouled off bounced up and hit him above his right eye, but X-rays came back negative so it seems to be just a contusion for the Cubs' hottest hitter. Manager David Ross said Happ's vision was "super blurry" and his eye was watering, which is why he had to come out of the game, per Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. He should be considered day-to-day.
Happ left Thursday's game after fouling a ball that bounced up and hit his head above his right eye, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
It is unclear how serious the injury is, and the hope is that he won't need to enter the concussion protocol. Happ was having a breakout season and had nine hits and four home runs in the last four games alone. Cameron Maybin replaced him in center field.
Happ went 3-for-6 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's 8-7 extra-innings win over the Pirates.
He took Chad Kuhl deep on the second pitch of the game to extend his homer streak to three games. The blast also gave Happ 10 homers on the year and 60 in his career to set a new Cubs record for career home runs by a switch hitter. The hot streak has pushed the 26-year-old's slash line to .304/.420/.643, and he's making a strong case for a permanent home at the top of the order in Chicago.
Happ went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in Sunday's 10-1 win over the Reds.
Happ took Luis Castillo deep in the fifth inning with a runner on, then added a solo shot in the seventh. That gives the Chicago center fielder three home runs across his last two games and nine long balls this season.
Happ went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, a walk and two RBI in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against Cincinnati.
Happ went hitless in three at-bats during the first game of the twin bill, but he sparked the offense in the nightcap. He led off the game with a solo shot to right field and doubled in a run in the fifth inning. Happ is slashing .288/.417/.577 to lead Chicago in all three categories. He is also second on the team with seven homers and 17 RBI.
Happ went 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's 7-6 loss to the Tigers.
Happ has been a productive hitter for the Cubs, and they've rewarded him with leadoff duties lately. Kris Bryant (wrist/finger) could reclaim the top spot in the order when he's able to return from the 10-day injured list, but Happ should still have a prominent spot in the lineup moving forward.
Happ went 2-for-6 with a walk. a triple and a solo home run across both games of a doubleheader against the Cardinals Wednesday.
Happ homered for the second time in as many days and the third time in his last five games. He's now up to six long balls this season to go along with a strong 1.109 OPS, and the Cubs have inserted him into the leadoff spot recently with Kris Bryant (wrist) out of the lineup. Happ should continue to produce as the team's primary center fielder.
Happ went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks in a 6-3 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Batting leadoff for the third time this season, Happ posted his seventh multi-hit game of the campaign and upped his average to .313. He produced Chicago's first run of the game with a solo homer to left field in the third inning and is now tied for the team lead with five long balls on the season. His 13 RBI, .439 OBP and 1.066 OPS are also all team bests.
Happ went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Happ went deep in the bottom of the fourth inning, tying the ballgame 1-1, but St. Louis would put up two runs in the seventh to come away with the victory. The 26-year-old continues to produce at the dish for the Cubs this season, hitting .311 with four homers, 12 RBI and a stolen base.
Happ was added to the lineup for Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader as the right fielder.
Steven Souza was a late scratch from the starting nine with right hamstring tightness, so Happ will step in on short notice and bat fifth in the first game on Monday's slate. The 26-year-old went 5-for-15 with three doubles and four RBI over the past four games.
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|09/21||@ PIT||W 5-0||5||0||1||0||0||0||0|
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