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Chicago Cubs activate OF Jason Heyward, put pitcher Drew Smyly on IL

Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward has been activated from the COVID-19 injured list and is slated to start in right field against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. Heyward was placed on the injured list on May 17. The five-time Gold Glove winner is batting .208 with four RBIs in 27 games this season.
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Cubs place Drew Smyly on 15-day IL with oblique strain

The Chicago Cubs have placed starter Drew Smyly on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to May 31, due to a right oblique strain. Chicago reinstated righty Michael Rucker and outfielder Jason Heyward from the IL, optioning outfielder Nelson Velazquez to Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move. Smyly was pulled from...
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Cubs' Drew Smyly: Could miss about a month

Smyly (oblique) said Thursday that he doesn't have a timetable for his return but could miss about a month, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Smyly landed on the 15-day injured list due to a right oblique strain Wednesday, and he appears to be in line for more than a minimal IL stint. However, the southpaw said that his recovery timetable will depend on how he feels as he builds up his workload. Smyly will rest and receive treatment during his first few days on the shelf before he resumes throwing, per Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times.
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Cubs' Drew Smyly: Placed on 15-day IL

Smyly was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right oblique strain Wednesday, retroactive to May 31. Smyly exited Monday's nightcap against the Brewers due to a right oblique issue, and he'll land on the injured list after being diagnosed with a strain. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to return, and the Cubs haven't announced who will take his place in the rotation.
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Cubs' Drew Smyly: Exits start with injury

Smyly walked off the mound with the team trainer before the fourth inning of the second game of Monday's doubleheader against Milwaukee, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports. He struck out three and walked one in three scoreless innings prior to his departure. Smyly tossed a few warmup pitches...
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Cubs' Drew Smyly: Nursing oblique issue

Smyly was removed from his start in the second game of Monday's doubleheader against Milwaukee due to right oblique soreness, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports. This certainly wasn't the news the Cubs were looking for, as oblique injuries often result in trips to the injured list, especially for pitchers. The club will likely re-evaluate Smyly in the coming days to determine whether he'll require a trip to the IL.
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Cubs' Drew Smyly: Surrenders three runs in loss

Smyly (1-5) took the loss during Wednesday's 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Pirates, allowing three runs on six hits and one walk with five strikeouts in 4.1 innings. Smyly encountered trouble his second time through Pittsburgh's order, surrendering four consecutive baserunners with two out in the third inning and a Jack Suwinski solo home run in the fifth that proved to be the difference. After winning his first start of the season, the 32-year-old has lost five straight turns -- possessing a 5.55 ERA across those games -- with Chicago only providing eight total runs of support. He'll look to get back in the win column against Cincinnati early next week.
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Cubs' Drew Smyly: Losing streak continues

Smyly (1-4) took the loss during Friday's 4-3 defeat at the hands of the Diamondbacks, allowing four runs on 10 hits and one walk with four strikeouts in six innings. Smyly was able to get through Arizona's order clean the first and third time through, but was tagged for three runs on four hits in the third and an additional run on a walk and a hit in the fourth. The six innings is the longest the 32-year-old has gone this season though the 10 hits easily surpass a previous high of six as Smyly owns a high 1.35 WHIP despite a quality 3.64 ERA. He's currently slated to pitch again early next week for a third match with Pittsburgh.
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Cubs' Drew Smyly: Takes third loss

Smyly (1-3) allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits across 4.1 innings to take the loss in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Dodgers. He walked two and struck out four. Clayton Kershaw and two Los Angeles relievers combined to shut out Chicago, so Smyly had no...
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Cubs' Drew Smyly: Activated from bereavement list

Smyly (personal) was activated from the bereavement list prior to Saturday's start against the Dodgers, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports. Smyly had been away from the team since Tuesday, but he'll start the first game of Saturday's doubleheader. The southpaw is officially serving as the 27th man for the twin bill but should remain in the rotation following Saturday's outing.
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Chicago Cubs put Tuesday night scheduled starter Drew Smyly on bereavement list

CHICAGO -- The Cubs have placed left-hander Drew Smyly on the bereavement list and brought up right-hander Robert Gsellman from Triple-A Iowa. Smyly was slated to start Tuesday night's game against the Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field. Right-hander Scott Effross got the call instead, beginning a bullpen day for the Cubs, who went on to lose 3-1.
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Cubs' Drew Smyly: Friday's game postponed

Smyly (personal) and the Cubs won't play Friday against the Dodgers after the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports. Smyly was a potential starter for Friday's matchup after spending time on the bereavement list, but the game ultimately won't be played. The southpaw will take the mound in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, while Daniel Norris will start in the nightcap, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Cubs' Drew Smyly: Picks up second loss

Smyly (1-2) allowed two runs on five hits across 4.2 innings to take the loss Thursday against Atlanta. He walked one and struck out four. Two solo home runs accounted for all the offense against Smyly as he fell to the team he played for last season. The lefty is now sitting at 1-2 but has pitched well with a 2.79 ERA and 1.09 WHIP across his first four starts. Smyly isn't a huge strikeout guy, with 13 so far across 19.1 innings, but he'll have some fantasy value as long as he keeps his ERA and WHIP down. The veteran lines up to face the White Sox on Wednesday in his next scheduled start.
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Cubs' Drew Smyly: Dealt first loss

Smyly (1-1) was charged with the loss Friday against the Pirates after allowing four runs on six hits with four strikeouts and one walk across five innings. The left-hander gave up two runs on two hits and a walk during the second inning, and Michael Chavis and Roberto Perez tacked on solo homers in the fourth and fifth frames. Smyly delivered 9.2 scoreless innings across his first two starts of 2022 but was bit Friday by Pittsburgh. He'll carry a 2.45 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 9:2 K:BB into his next start, which projects for Thursday in Atlanta.
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