Prior to Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Chicago Cubs announced a few injury updates. Third baseman Patrick Wisdom is dealing with a finger strain and lefty hurler Wade Miley hit a snag in his rehab process.
Patrick Wisdom's Finger Injury
Wisdom suffered the injury attempting to score in the 11th inning of Saturday’s game, and it looked to be serious at the time. But after x-rays came back negative for the slugger, Wisdom is day-to-day with a ring finger injury.
Wisdom has been a major power piece for the Cubs this year, leading the team with 22 home runs. Since he did not go on the injured list, perhaps he will be back on the field at some point during the Cubs' upcoming five-game series against the Cardinals.
Wade Miley's Return Timeline Pushed Back
The Chicago Cubs also announced that left-handed pitcher Wade Miley’s shoulder is still not responding and he will seek further treatment.
Miley, who the Cubs claimed off waivers in the offseason, hasn’t pitched in a game since June 10. He exited his start against the New York Yankees with an apparent shoulder injury.
In 2021, Miley posted a 3.37 ERA in 163 innings with 125 strikeouts and just 50 walks. He was well on his way to a similar season with the Cubs prior to the injury. In 19 innings, the lefty had a 2.84 ERA with 12 strikeouts.
With 42 games remaining on the schedule, it may be best for Miley to shut things down for the season and focus on getting his shoulder healthy for next year. At a reasonable price, it might not be a bad idea for the Cubs to re-sign the veteran this offseason if he can prove he’s healthy.