Quin­tana back on in­jured list

Chicago Sun-Times - - SPORTS - BY RUS­SELL DORSEY, STAFF RE­PORTER rdorsey@sun­times.com | @Russ_Dorsey1

The Cubs put left-han­der Jose Quin­tana on the 10-day in­jured list Wed­nes­day with in­flam­ma­tion in his left lat.

In a cor­re­spond­ing move, they re­called right-han­der Ja­son Adam from their al­ter­nate site in South Bend, In­di­ana. Adam, who had made three ap­pear­ances with the Cubs ear­lier this sea­son, pitched a 1-2-3 ninth in­ning against the Pi­rates.

The Cubs have had con­cerns about their start­ing-pitch­ing depth since spring train­ing, and those wor­ries car­ried into sum­mer camp af­ter Quin­tana cut a nerve in the thumb of his pitch­ing hand in early July. That in­jury kept him out un­til late Au­gust.

That depth will be tested once again be­cause Quin­tana’s lat­est in­jury is the sec­ond ma­jor blow to the ro­ta­tion this week. The Cubs put right-han­der Tyler Chat­wood (strained right fore­arm) on the IL on Tues­day.

The team likely will turn to right-han­der Ad­bert Al­zo­lay to fill a ro­ta­tion spot down the stretch. Al­zo­lay, 25, has made two ap­pear­ances this sea­son and looked good in his only start of 2020, toss­ing five score­less in­nings Aug. 19 against the Car­di­nals.

Bryant likes Cubs’ dugout noise

The play­ers in the Cubs’ dugout have started to get a rep­u­ta­tion around the ma­jors for their en­ergy and ex­cite­ment dur­ing games. But not all the at­ten­tion has been pos­i­tive.

Reds right-han­der Te­jay An­tone took ex­cep­tion to what he called ‘‘chirp­ing’’ last week and was crit­i­cal of what he thought was ob­nox­ious be­hav­ior.

Third base­man Kris Bryant ad­mit­ted the Cubs can get crazy at times, but he thinks it has helped them to make the most of this sea­son and doesn’t want them to stop.

‘‘I think we might be the most ob­nox­ious,’’ Bryant said with a laugh. ‘‘But we’re all em­brac­ing it and en­joy­ing that. I think other teams can go about it the same way, and I just think we’re do­ing a re­ally good job of cre­at­ing our en­ergy in the dugout. That’s what we had to do to get through the game and en­joy it and win, and I think it’s been work­ing for us. So we’ll keep do­ing it.

‘‘It feels like it’s a col­lege team. The ral­lies you do in the dugout, you just say the dumb­est things. Not nec­es­sar­ily in­ap­pro­pri­ate, but just loud and ob­nox­ious stuff that you wouldn’t do on the street. It’s made it fun and just en­joy­able.’’


Left-han­der Jose Quin­tana re­turned to the in­jured list Wed­nes­day with in­flam­ma­tion in his left lat.

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