2B,SS - CHC
Nico Hoerner went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over the Reds Tuesday.
Hoerner is slashing .280/.324/.409 with 10 home runs, 55 runs batted in, and 19 runs batted in this season. The 25-year-old figures to be a key cog in the Cubs’ rebuild moving forward.
Nico Hoerner went 1-for-4 with a double, three runs batted in, and two runs scored in a win over the Reds Friday.
Hoerner continues to be a solid force in the Cubs’ offense. The 25-year-old is slashing .284/.330/.412 with nine home runs, 52 runs batted in, and 19 stolen bases this season. Continue to start Hoerner with confidence.
Nico Hoerner (triceps) will bat 5th and serve as the DH Sunday against the Pirates.
Hoerner hasn't played since 9/11 with a triceps injury and will return as the DH. The Cubs will still likely be careful with Hoerner over the final week of the season, but it's a good sign to see him in the lineup. He hit .323 with a .977 OPS in September prior to the injury.
Nico Hoerner had an MRI that revealed a mild/moderate triceps strain. There is no timetable for a return.
This is tough news for an injury that was initially thought of as pretty minor. The Cubs are going to be cautious with their shortstop who has a sizeable injury history already. He has a .291 average and .759 OPS while ranking in the 98th percentile with a 10.7% K rate.
Nico Hoerner (triceps) is not in the starting lineup Monday against the Mets.
Hoerner exited Sunday's game early due to feeling tightness in his triceps and was later said to be a precaution. Still, Hoerner will need at least another day to feel 100%. Christopher Morel will move to SS Monday.