Bote was optioned back to Triple-A Iowa on Monday.
Bote was up for just one day this time around, getting the start at third base against the Padres and picking up a double, a steal and a run. He's done well in sporadic playing time at the big-league level this season, hitting .310/.415/.452 in 53 playing appearances. He'll likely return for short stints throughout the second half.
Bote was recalled from Triple-A Iowa and will start at third base and bat eighth Sunday against the Padres.
The Cubs added Bote to the active roster after outfielder Albert Almora was placed on the family medical emergency list in a corresponding move. The expectation is that Almora will be ready to rejoin the Cubs for the team's first game out of the All-Star break July 19 against the Cardinals, so Bote may be in store for only a brief stay with the big club. Over 19 appearances this season for the Cubs, the utility man has supplied a .813 OPS and has gone 2-for-5 on stolen-base attempts.
Bote was sent back down to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
He was optioned to the minors with Kris Bryant (shoulder) returning from the disabled list. Bote played in 11 games during this recent cup of coffee in the big leagues, going 7-for-21 (.333 average) with one home run and four RBI. He will go back to receiving everyday at-bats with Iowa for the time being.
Bote is starting at third base and batting seventh Monday against the Giants.
Bote will get at least one more start at third base, but Kris Bryant (shoulder) is due to return as soon as Wednesday, which could send Bote back to Triple-A Iowa. The 25-year-old has at least made the most out of his opportunity, as he's slashing .294/.395/.441 in 17 games (34 at-bats) this season.
Bote went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Tigers.
Bote connected off Detroit starter Francisco Liriano in the second inning for the first home run of his MLB career. The 25-year-old has been filling in while Kris Bryant (shoulder) has been on the disabled list. Bryant could return this weekend, which would likely send Bote back to Triple-A Iowa.
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