Found August 17, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
The Chicago Cubs have had their share of injuries in 2013. Many have returned to action, but some are still awaiting their chances to play again this year. Here is the latest update on four injured Cubs via MLB.com's Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat. Matt Guerrier Relief pitcher Matt Guerrier had season-ending surgery to repair the flexor mass in his right arm. He will need six to eight months, which means he would likely be ready for Spring Training 2014. He came to the Cubs in early July in the deal that sent Carlos Marmol to Los Angeles and pitched very well in 15 games: 2-1, 2.13 ERA in 12.2 innings. Guerrier is a free agent after the season but has stated that he would like to return to the Cubs. Brian Bogusevic Outfielder Brian Bogusevic was slated to return in mid to late August, and it appears that his return date will occur soon. He has played six rehab games with the Cubs' Rookie League team in the Arizona League. He could move up to Triple-A within the next few days and rejoin the Cubs soon after. Bogusevic is recovering from a strained left hamstring that had him sidelined since July 14. He was hitting .261 with 3 RBI in 13 games from late June until his injury. Luis Valbuena Third baseman Luis Valbuena has begun to take dry swings with a fungo bat and play catch, but he has not performed any other baseball activities. His return date is still unknown. Valbuena is on the disabled list with a right oblique strain and last played on August 2. He was hitting .225 with 9 HR and 31 RBI as the Cubs' primary third baseman. Ryan Sweeney Outfielder Ryan Sweeney is on the 60-day disabled list (since June 29) with a fractured rib suffered while crashing into a Safeco Field wall in attempt to make a catch. He has starting hitting in a batting cage and has not reported any issues. If progression continues without setback, Sweeney could play again in September. However, since the Minor League season ends on September 1, he will not have a rehab assignment. By then, the rosters will expand, so the Cubs will not need to make room for him. Sweeney was hitting .295, 4 HR, 15 RBI in 44 games, primarily as a fill-in for then-injured David DeJesus. Follow Raymond on Twitter @RayBureau. Like Raymond’s “Baseball Bureau” page on Facebook. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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