Hoerner (forearm) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list as expected Friday and will bat eighth and play second base against the Tigers.
He spent a minimum-length stay on the injured list after straining his forearm during a collision with teammate Ian Happ in early May. Hoerner had gotten off to an excellent start in 11 games prior to the injury, hitting .389/.500/.556 with three steals. Nick Martini was optioned in a corresponding move.
Manager David Ross said Hoerner (forearm) remains on track to return from the 10-day injured list when first eligible Friday, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Hoerner was shut down last week after he sustained a minor left forearm strain in a collision with teammate Ian Happ (ribs) in a May 2 game against the Reds. At this point, Hoerner is further along in his recovery from his injury than Happ, who isn't in line to be activated this weekend. Assuming Hoerner is in fact good to go for Friday's series opener in Detroit, he should reclaim an everyday role at second base immediately.
Cubs manager David Ross said Sunday that Hoerner (forearm) has checked out fine while taking part in light fielding and hitting work over the past few days, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Ross' positive report bodes well for Hoerner's chances of returning from the 10-day injured list when he's first eligible next weekend. David Bote and Ildemaro Vargas have been the primary replacements at second base while Hoerner has been on the shelf.
Hoerner (forearm) said he expects to return from the 10-day injured list ahead of the Cubs' upcoming road series in Detroit, which begins May 14, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Hoerner was one of three Cubs players placed on the IL ahead of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Dodgers, but manager David Ross suggested that each of the trio will likely be in store for an abbreviated stay on the shelf. Assuming Hoerner's prediction comes to pass and he's ready to go by the middle of the month, he should be able to settle back in as the Cubs' everyday second baseman. Before suffering the left forearm strain Sunday, Hoerner appeared to have solidified a regular role by batting .389 with an 8:7 BB:K and three stolen bases in his first 11 games with the Cubs.
The Cubs placed Hoerner on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a left forearm strain, Maddie Lee of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Hoerner was one of three Cubs placed on the IL ahead of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Dodgers. Though Hoerner wasn't forced to exit Sunday's loss to the Reds after colliding with teammate Ian Happ, the Cubs apparently sent him for follow-up tests that revealed the forearm injury. Given that the injury is to his non-throwing arm, Hoerner will likely face a shorter recovery timeline than what might normally be associated with a forearm strain. Since his late-April call-up, Hoerner appeared to have seized hold of an everyday role in the infield by slashing .389/.500/.556 with three stolen bases over his first 11 games. Hoerner's move to the IL likely reopens regular duties at the keystone for David Bote.
Hoerner is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Dodgers.
Hoerner collided with teammate Ian Happ in Sunday's game against the Reds, though only Happ was forced to leave the game. Both players will be on the bench Monday, with David Bote starting at second base.
Hoerner went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a run scored and an RBI in Sunday's 13-12 loss to the Reds. He also stole a base.
Hoerner just kept on rolling, pushing his average up to .389 through 11 games. The stolen base was also his third so far, making the 23-year-old a threat at the plate and on the bases. The level of production should keep Hoerner locked into a regular role at second base, with David Bote working in a utility role off the bench.
Hoerner went 3-for-3 with a walk, a double, an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Reds.
All Hoerner has done is hit since getting called up, as he's now slashing a cool .375/.487/.531 through 10 games. His performance is forcing the Cubs to keep him in the lineup, so he should be the primary second baseman, at least until he cools off at the plate. David Bote figures to occupy more of a utility role and Eric Sogard will work as a reserve as well, and both players will have limited fantasy appeal as long as Hoerner is playing regularly.
Hoerner went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored in Thursday's win over Atlanta. He also stole a base.
Hoerner made his seventh straight start and kept on producing. Javier Baez (hamstring) returned in this one, but the Cubs simply moved Hoerner over from shortstop to second base. As long as the 23-year-old keeps hitting, he's going to force his way into the lineup at the expense of David Bote and Eric Sogard, who are both scuffling a bit to begin the season.
Hoerner will start at second base and bat eighth Thursday against Atlanta.
Though shortstop Javier Baez (hamstring) is back from a three-game absence, Hoerner will stick in the lineup by shifting over to the other middle-infield spot. Hoerner is now in the starting nine for the seventh game in a row after producing a 1.030 OPS over the first six contests. He could end up unseating the struggling David Bote as the Cubs' everyday second baseman.
Hoerner went 2-for-5 with a double in Monday's 8-7 loss to Atlanta.
Hoerner batted leadoff and managed to reach base twice, though he somewhat surprisingly didn't tally any runs in the high-scoring affair. The 23-year-old once again started at shortstop with Javier Baez on the bench with minor hamstring tightness, but Hoerner is making a case for playing time at second base once Baez is able to return.
Hoerner went 1-for-2 with two walks, a double and two RBI in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.
Hoerner is off to a strong start at the MLB level, going 4-for-6 in two starts following his Thursday call-up. The 23-year-old started at shortstop Saturday with Javier Baez getting a day off, but he could get regular playing time at second base moving forward over David Bote and Eric Sogard, so long as he stays productive at the plate.
Hoerner went 3-for-4 with a walk, two doubles and an RBI in Friday's 15-2 win over the Brewers.
Making his first start off the season after getting called up Thursday, Hoerner delivered for the Cubs right away. Chicago isn't getting a ton of production from David Bote or Eric Sogard at second base, so there's an opportunity for Hoerner to seize regular playing time if he's productive at the plate. The 23-year-old looked good in a 20-game debut back in 2019, posting a .282/.305/.436 slash line, but those numbers fell to .222/.312/.259 across 48 games last year.
Hoerner was recalled by the Cubs on Thursday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Hoerner was sent down by the Cubs ahead of the regular season, but he's been playing in exhibition games at the team's alternate training site. The 23-year-old isn't in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mets, but he'll be available off the bench. Since David Bote and Eric Sogard have gotten off to somewhat slow starts this year, Hoerner could carve out playing time at second base going forward.
Hoerner is starting at second base and batting leadoff in a Triple-A exhibition contest Saturday.
Hoerner and his Triple-A Iowa teammates will be taking on Chicago White Sox minor leaguers in the exhibition game. Hoerner did not make the major-league roster out of spring training, but the Cubs are getting very little production at second base from David Bote and Eric Sogard, so Hoerner could be in line for a promotion at some point relatively soon.
Hoerner was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Hoerner appeared in 48 games in 2020 and appeared to be on track to make the Cubs' Opening Day roster, but he'll be sent to the minors to begin the regular season. The 23-year-old slashed .353/.405/.647 with six extra-base hits, five RBI and three stolen bases over 13 Cactus League games this spring. Hoerner should be back with the major-league club at some point in 2021, but David Bote and Eric Sogard will split time at second base early in the year.
Hoerner (back) is starting at second base and batting eighth in Wednesday's spring game against the Padres.
The 23-year-old was scratched from Sunday's lineup with back tightness and was held out the past couple days, but he'll return to game action Wednesday. Hoerner is competing with David Bote for the starting job at the keystone in camp.
Hoerner (back) wanted to play Monday and could return to the lineup as soon as Wednesday following Tuesday's off day, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Hoerner was scratched from the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels, but the issue evidently isn't a particularly serious one. His readiness for Opening Day doesn't appear to be threatened.
Hoerner was scratched from Sunday's spring game against the Angels with lower back tightness, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
It's unclear when the back issue first surfaced for the 23-year-old, though he went 0-for-2 with a walk and a caught stealing during Saturday's contest. Hoerner has been crushing the ball so far in spring training with a 1.383 OPS and four extra-base hits through seven games, and it's unclear how long the back issue is expected to keep him sidelined.
Hoerner went 2-for-2 with a solo home run and two RBI in Friday's Cactus League game against Cleveland.
Hoerner is off to a great start this spring, as he's now 7-for-8 with three extra-base hits and a steal so far in Cactus League action. The 23-year-old is competing with David Bote, Ildemaro Vargas and potentially the newly added Eric Sogard for playing time at second base, so Hoerner can really help himself out if he keeps this up.
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|05/14||@ DET||W 4-2||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/02||@ CIN||L 12-13||4||1||2||0||1||1||1|
|05/01||@ CIN||W 3-2||3||1||3||0||1||1||1|
|04/30||@ CIN||L 6-8||4||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|04/29||@ ATL||W 9-3||4||1||2||0||1||1||1|
|04/28||@ ATL||L 0-10||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|04/27||@ ATL||L 0-5||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2018||ROK-AZL Cubs 1||3||12||3||3||1||1||0||1||2||--||2||0||.250||.400||.500|
|2018||AFX-South Bend Cubs||4||15||1||6||1||0||1||3||2||1||0||0||.400||.471||.667|
|2019||ROK-AZL Cubs 2||5||20||2||8||1||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||.400||.429||.450|