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Cubs’ Nico Hoerner returns from Illinois; Yan Gomes (Oblique) at IL – NBC Chicago

Cubs’ Hoerner returns from IL as Yan Gomes sidelined originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

CINCINNATI — In footage that encapsulated one of the Cubs’ key storylines of the season on Wednesday, the Cubs activated infielder Nico Hoerner from the injured list and traded him to wide receiver Yan Gomes in an IL move. corresponding.

Hoerner, who was not on Wednesday’s roster, has missed the past two weeks with a sprained ankle suffered when he collided with a referee in San Diego while trying to s line up for a throw from center field.

Gomes was taken out of Tuesday’s game due to the strained left oblique that landed him on the IL on Wednesday.

“We think it’s pretty sweet,” manager David Ross said.

The Cubs were already without receiver Willson Contreras, who has been battling a hamstring injury on a daily basis since Saturday.

Ross said he planned to bring Contreras back into the lineup on Thursday, but that plan called for him to be the designated hitter until Gomes was injured. That could change his plans depending on the weather if the all-day rain forecast in Cincinnati on Thursday doesn’t make the point moot.

PJ Higgins, who was recalled from the minors on Sunday, was in the lineup for his third start in four days on Wednesday.

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