The Cubs had won nine of their last 11 games through July 8 despite being without third baseman on the disabled list because of a sore left shoulder.
He was asked how long it has been since he wasn’t able to play baseball.
“Maybe when my mom grounded me as a kid," Bryant said. "I can’t remember a time when I’ve been forced to be away from the baseball field. I’ve been really fortunate. You’re going to hit bumps in the road and this is certainly one of them. You learn a lot along the way. You learn to take better care of your body.”
Bryant was scheduled to start a rehab assignment July 9 at Class AA (Kodak) Tennessee, and the Cubs hoped to have him back in their lineup sometime this week.
❚ Right-hander (elbow) still wasn’t able to throw as the week began. “He’s still in that strengthening mode,” president of baseball operations said.
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Chicago third baseman Kris Bryant was scheduled to start a rehab assignment at Class AA (Kodak) Tennessee. The Cubs hoped to have him back sometime this week.