Seiya Suzuki delays recovery from finger injury
NEW YORK – The path to the Chicago Cubs is not easy.
This could be used to guide the rebuilding movement as party President Jed Hoyer tries to build another rival. But in the short term, the Cubs policy will test their performance against some of the best baseball teams.
The Cubs kids have only two days off between here and the All-Star break. And for a batting team that often loses a close game, the next five weeks could be tough. The Cubs are trying to avoid a sweep of Sunday after losing 8-0 to the New York Yankees on Saturday.
Here are three ideas for a team that enters the final list on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
Toddlers appeared nearby to put Suzuki back on the line.
Earlier in the week, manager David Ross announced that Suzuki was playing to return for the Cubs weekend against the New York Yankees. Ross also announced he would “eat my word” if Suzuki did not come out of the injury list before Sunday’s game. Well, that time came – and it passed.
Suzuki was ordered to rest for about five days for her left thumb to heal. Younger children want to make sure the swelling is gone and that Suzuki does not continue to get worse. So, that means there is no hitting during this break.
Ross says Suzuki’s finger is at 85-90%. There is no time to return and it is almost time to know if Suzuki will need a repair job before leaving IL.
“He really wants to play and we try to focus on that,” Ross said Sunday. “And he tried to take action and push it a little bit and it’s still a little late.
“We all came to the conclusion that it is unwise to go backward. … Just calm down. ”
Suzuki’s toe injury requires breathing in order to recover. The understanding of young children from doctors is that his finger does not need surgery to relieve pain and inflammation. That is good news. However, Hoyer said Saturday that it will “take some time” for Suzuki to return to the field.
“Of course, I’m fine with this because this year it’s important for him to get fit, to look at the big teams and know what he needs to do to continue his career,” Hoyer said. “And coming back and having serious injuries this and failing to do well, it doesn’t make sense. They have to come back when they compete at this level, and it can be difficult to do so if the finger is constantly swollen.
It’s a frustrating development for Suzuki and Ana. He has not played since May 26 in Cincinnati. The speed of the injury increases the frustration. A wrong throw at the stolen area forced Suzuki to change her shape, and her hand hit the second pouch, slapping her finger.
Hoyer said Suzuki saw “several doctors,” including tests while the team was in New York. Hoyer planned to sit down with Suzuki Saturday night’s game to see what he could do.
“He really wants to play and I think that’s part of the challenge we face,” said Hoyer. “I think he feels like he needs to play. Our minds are trying to be smart about this, but I know we’re fighting a competitor. I understand it’s frustrating, I’m hurting my finger, right? That can be frustrating.
When the Cubs’ sign for the start of the season, Suzuki’s absence is felt because the frustration often comes only from close range. Although Suzuki was in a state of disrepair prior to injury, her presence on the line makes youngsters feel good despite not being in the same team as she was named National League Rookie of the Month in April.
Toddlers do not want to keep the finger on the Suzuki season. This could force Suzuki to be in the team longer than she expected.
The idea of selecting foreign player Clint Frazier to work on Friday impressed Cubs fans on TV.
Fans who spoke were disappointed that the 27-year-old Frazier, whose remaining years give the team control until 2024, should be kept on former player Jason Heyward. Those ideas, in theory, should be in line with the larger vision of Young Children as the organization emphasizes the need to look at the future.
“Of course, there is an opportunity to reconsider both decisions, but I promise you it will be very difficult to try to understand,” Hoyer said. “There are decisions we have made or will make in the course of the course next month or that people have the right to think or ask questions. And trust me, there is no agreement when we make these decisions. It is very difficult.”
When it comes to Heyward, sometimes his disagreement is too much to ignore. Hoyer said Heyward “did not do it this year or last year” to the extent that he wants. But Hoyer believes Heyward offers a lot of fans who don’t see, especially how they train young players and how they work.
“I don’t think his problems are different from everyone else’s problems in some way,” Hoyer said. “As a result, we made the decision we made about Clint and when it comes to Jason, we see the real benefits he offers every day.”
The Cubs continue to say good things about Heyward and how they affect the team. Injury will help him stay on the list. But sometimes, what Heyward did after that may not be enough for the Cubs to ignore some of their weaknesses, regardless of how much debt they have until 2023, the last year of his contract.
The Cubs could have moved player Michael Hermosillo (left quad strain) into the 60-day IL to open the 40-man squad needed Friday to get Chris Martin back on the banned list. Instead, the front office appointed DFA Frazier.
“Part of this has been the most difficult thing I’ve ever experienced,” Hoyer said. “Trying to get to know our 40 men every day, trying to get to know IL every day. My notes are nothing but trying to figure this out.”
The following Heyward safety tests could only get when Suzuki and / or David Bote are ready to leave IL.
Cubs don’t have a lot of options to choose from among the players they have. Christopher Morel has been playing very well, acting as a spark plug on the line while providing top-notch protection. PJ Higgins is the only player with limited options for the rest of the game who is lucky enough to send Nick Madrigal to try to get to Triple A. Otherwise, the Little Kids may need another DFA.
The impressive 106 performances in his major league games are enough to give serious thought to Morel’s potential.
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Morel will not turn 23 until June 24 yet he has made himself one of the Cubs’ most exciting players. After a 0-0 draw on Saturday with an 8-0 loss, Morel’s line-up ended in 22 games to start his MLB career, which made history. His central and midfield defensive career has given impetus to the cubs’ throwers as they establish a leading position in the top three-week series.
The refinement of Morel’s dishes surprised and delighted Hoyer.
“We want as many young players as we can together to find a midfielder who can move forward and win,” Hoyer said. “It would be nice if they could go out and live with them.”
Morel is an example of how the development of players and the rise of well-known players do not come from the expectations of the organization. Morel reminds Hoyer of Willson Contreras and how he, too, was not a promising prospect until Ana left Contreras unprotected in the run-up to Rule 5 before the 2015 season.
There is no guarantee that Morel will have children for the rest of the season, let alone beyond 2022. Kyle Schwarber, in 2017, and Ian Happ, in 2019, are examples of young players from the back-end that the Cubs sent to the younger generation as they struggled. For now, no more worries with Morel. Their confidence and faith in him is reflected in his putting him on top of the system in every game.
“His weapons play in big teams, of course,” Hoyer said. “You see his arm, that’s the part I think we always know he can do. It was a skill to hit the ball and steer the plate. And I don’t know if this is another way he puts it forward in the major leagues, but this has been very impressive.
“He is very supportive of the team.”