The Cubs at least temporarily alleviated some of logjam on their infield depth chart by optioning David Bote to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday. Optioning Bote after Game 1 of Thursday’s doubleheader in St. Louis was the Cubs' corresponding move to calling up Sean Newcomb to start the nightcap. Whether...
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The Cubs let it be known this morning that Sean Newcomb was going to be added to the active roster to start tonight’s game against the Cardinals. In order to add Newcomb, someone had to be removed. And here’s that someone:. This is a bit of a surprise....
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Bote went 2-for-2 with a home run, a double, a stolen base, three RBI, a walk and a hit-by-pitch in Sunday's 11-9 loss to the Dodgers. Bote did seemingly a little bit of everything Sunday, which included a three-run homer in the third inning. He got on base in all four of his plate appearances, with this counting as his first multi-hit game of the year. The 29-year-old has hit .280 with a homer, three RBI, six runs scored, a steal and two doubles in 11 contests since making his season debut June 24. Bote should continue to contend for playing time at first base and second base.
Man. David Bote cannot catch a break. After a long (and briefly interrupted) rehab following shoulder surgery, David Bote finally rejoined the Cubs just under a week ago. But tonight, unfortunately, he may have re-injured the exact same shoulder on a scary collision with a shifted Nico Hoerner in the top of the 4th inning.
The Cubs announced Friday that they’ve designated infielder Jonathan Villar for assignment in order to clear a spot on the active and 40-man roster for fellow infielder David Bote, who has been reinstated from the 60-day injured list. Villar, 31, signed a one-year, $6M contract with the Cubs this...
Villar signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Cubs ahead of the season. He played 46 games, batting .222/.271/.327 with two home runs and 16 RBI. The 31-year-old impressed with the New York Mets last season after a down year in 2020. In 2021, Villar slashed .249/.322/.416 with 18 home runs and 42 RBI.
After a long and briefly-interrupted rehab following shoulder surgery, David Bote is finally back with the big league team. In what originally looked like a situation where the Cubs might have too many options to afford him meaningful playing time (or even a roster spot necessarily), the Cubs are now probably pretty desperate to get Bote back.
Cubs DFA Villar, Bote returns from 60-day IL originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. The Cubs activated infielder David Bote from the 60-day injured list Friday, designating Jonathan Villar for assignment in a corresponding move. Bote has not played this season after undergoing left shoulder surgery over the offseason. He...
The Cubs have activated infielder David Bote off the 60-day injured list and designated infielder Jonathan Villar for assignment. Bote, 29, is back with the Cubs for the first time this season after opening the year on the 60-day injured list while recovering from left shoulder surgery. During a rehab assignment from May 19-June 23 at Triple-A Iowa, he batted .284 with six doubles, one triple, 12 RBI, and three stolen bases in 18 games.
Bote (shoulder/head) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Friday's 3-0 win over the Cardinals. Friday marked Bote's season debut after he was cleared from the 60-day injured list. The 29-year-old infielder hit an uninspiring .199/.276/.330 across 97 contests for the Cubs last season, but he'll have a chance to carve out playing time on a rebuilding team this year. He's most likely to challenge for playing time at second base initially, and there should be at least a part-time role available to him against all pitchers as the Cubs' infield remains heavy on right-handed hitters.
David Bote cemented his place in baseball history on August 12, 2018 when he hit an ultimate walk-off grand slam against the Nationals on national television. He was a guy Cubs fans had become acquainted with by that time but was an unknown commodity to most of the baseball world.
Cubs' Bote to resume rehab assignment after dizzy spells originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. David Bote will rejoin Triple-A Iowa and could resume his rehab assignment as soon as this weekend. The Cubs pulled Bote off the rehab assignment last week so he could be evaluated for dizzy spells....
BALTIMORE — The Cubs said they’ve pulled infielder David Bote from his minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa so he could be evaluated for dizzy spells. Bote was 12 games into his rehab assignment after recovering from 2021 shoulder surgery. He hasn’t played since Thursday and was hitting...