Cubs southpaw Cole Hamels finished his start on Friday with a left load, said manager Joe Maddon told Jordan Bastian of MLB.com and other reporters. The severity of the injury will not be known until Hamels undergoes an MRI, but according to Maddon he is placed on the list of injured.
Leaning problems often lead to weeks of absences, which is one of the last episodes Cubs need in this case. The Cubs are already without their top starter, Kyle Hendricks who has not pitched since June 14 due to a shoulder infection and may not return until after the All-Star break. In addition, Chicago's rotation by the established trio of Jon Lester Jose Quintana and Yu Darvish has yielded no great accomplishments.
Not with their starters The Cubs shoot at all cylinders this year and sit with 44:38 a little disappointing, although they have a lead of half a game in front of the second-placed Brewers in the NL headquarters. The Cubs lost on Friday for the eleventh time in 1
The injury to Hamels could certainly affect the Cubs' plans, which will close at the close on 31st July. At the moment they have to be content with internal weapons after Lester, Quintana and Darvish. Tyler Chatwood and Prospect Adbert Alzolay have each begun a game lately, though neither of the two Rightys has absorbed many innings in these performances. The Cubs have also seen a left-wing swinger Mike Montgomery who replaced Hamels on Friday, but this year posted surprisingly below-average numbers and since May 9 th has thrown no more than 2 1/3 innings in a game. Otherwise, the boys may have to empathize with the minors if they want to seek a Hamels replacement from within.