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Cubs Roster Updates: Roberts TJ, Norris Activated, and More

The Cubs announced a slew of injury updates ahead of Wednesday’s series finale with the Baltimore Orioles at Wrigley Field.

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On Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs announced a number of updates regarding injured players. Updates include Daniel Norris’ activation, Ethan Roberts successfully undergoing Tommy John surgery, Nick Madrigal being re-evaluated, and Frank Schwindel continuing his road back.

To start, Norris’ activation means an arm returns to Iowa. In this case, Matt Swarmer has been sent back to Triple-A. Swarmer pitched to a 5.03 ERA in 11 appearances, including five stars. Norris’ return also returns another lefty to the Cubs’ bullpen.

Unfortunately for Ethan Roberts, news broke three weeks ago that the young righty was going to need Tommy John Surgery. As reported by Jordan Bastian and the Cubs, the surgery was a success down in Arlington, TX.

As for Nick Madrigal, it appears things are looking up. After beginning his initial rehab start, Madrigal suffered a setback. However, it appears that things might improve for the second basemen and in a week, he can resume his rehab stint.

Finally, Frank Schwindel is playing once again for Triple-A Iowa. After starting his rehab stint last Friday, Frank the Tank seems to be progressing. If he continues to look healthy, we should see Schwindel back at Wrigley Field soon.

What’s On Tap Next?

After finishing a two-game set with the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, the Cubs welcome the New York Mets to town. The two teams will play a four-game set through the weekend with All-Star break on the horizon. First pitch on Thursday is 7:05 p.m. CDT and games on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will begin at 1:20 p.m. CDT.

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