Sources say that Cubs’ number one prospect, shortstop Nico Hoerner, is being recalled by the Cubs.
This move is a bit of a surprise, given Hoerner wasn’t in the plans until 2020 at the earliest, but the move comes out of necessity.
With the earlier news in the week about Javier Baez‘s hairline fracture, and now Addison Russell‘s nasal contusion after taking a ball to the face on Sunday, the Cubs are without consistent options at shortstop.
The only other player on the roster with any consistent experience at shortstop is David Bote, who this team relies on to play second base, third base, and shortstop when needed. Therefore, the Cubs needed depth and decided Hoerner was their best option.
The Cubs play tonight in San Diego, so there is a chance that Hoerner debuts tonight in California. However, don’t be surprised if he doesn’t see game action until tomorrow at the earliest.
The Cubs will have to make room on the 40-man roster, so expect an update at some point when the move is official with the league office.
Stay tuned Cubs fans! Nico Hoerner is on his way!
UPDATE: Hoerner will bat sixth and play shortstop in tonight’s series opener at San Diego.
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