Cubs proper fielder Jason Heyward returned to the lively roster and was once in Wednesday’s lineup. He’d been out since Might 15 coping with COVID.
The timing may have been higher. Heyward and his spouse Vedrana not too long ago welcomed their first kid, a son who is ready to show 3 months outdated.
“Nobody were given ill,” he mentioned. “Thankfully, after I were given house from Arizona that night time I took a check to be secure and examined sure on that Sunday and went proper to the basement, stayed clear of them. If I left the basement, I had a masks on, more or less simply noticed them in passing. The following day I came around right here, took 3 assessments, a pair nasals and a spit check, all the ones had been sure, in fact.”
Requested how he felt all through his time clear of the Cubs, Heyward gave an outline now not everybody can relate to.
“How was once I feeling? Like I had COVID,” he mentioned. “It was once excellent sufficient for me not to be across the group, keep away from my spouse and son, be certain no person else were given ill.”
Smyly to IL:
The Cubs formally positioned Drew Smyly at the 15-day injured checklist with a proper indirect pressure, which brought about him to depart his most up-to-date get started after 3 innings.
“He will be out somewhat bit,” supervisor David Ross mentioned. “The best way he feels is healthier than I feel what the imaging has mentioned. So I feel he is had somewhat little bit of this prior to and feels find it irresistible will not be that dangerous. We’re going to let the running shoes do their task.”
Along with reinstating Jason Heyward from the injured checklist, the Cubs additionally activated RHP Michael Rucker and despatched OF Nelson Velazquez again to Iowa. Pitcher Manuel Rodriguez was once recalled and positioned at the 60-day injured checklist with a proper elbow pressure.
With each Smyly and Wade Miley at the injured checklist, the Cubs introduced rookie Matt Swarmer will make his 2nd major-league get started Saturday in one of the vital video games of a doubleheader towards the Cardinals.