South Bend hosts the Quad Cities River Bandits (Kansas City Royals) at 1:05 PM Central time at Four Winds Field.
Hoerner has been out for three weeks with a right oblique strain. The Cubs intend to move him up to Iowa when their Triple-A affiliate returns for a seven-game homestand all against the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals).
Hoerner, the Cubs’ first-round selection (No. 24 overall) in the 2018 MLB Draft, platooned at second base during the COVID-19 shortened 2020 season. David Bote won the starting job out of Spring Training, but Hoerner quickly returned to the major-league club early in the season.
Hoerner has slashed .313/.388/.388 with no home runs and three stolen bases in 39 games this season. He’s seen limited playing time in part because he’s landed on the injured list three times this season. In early May, he collided with Ian Happ then upon his return strained his left hamstring while running to first base.