July 21, 2024

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Chicago Cubs player suffers broken hand after punching wall while being ejected from game

Chicago Cubs player suffers broken hand after punching wall while being ejected from game

After a poor showing on Saturday, Colten Brewer punched the wall in the Chicago Cubs’ outfield after being taken out of a game. The punch proved costly, breaking Brewer’s hand and putting him on the 60-day injured list, according to multiple reporters close to the team. Including Taylor McGregor of Marquee Network.

Brewer surrendered three runs, one earned, in a 7-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday. He had just two hits on 37 pitches, 19 of them strikeouts.

This year, the replacement has posted a 5.66 on-base percentage in 16 games. Despite his high strikeout rate, he has managed to put runners on base, with a 1.597 on-base percentage.

In a move that may or may not be identical, Hunter Biggie received a call-up from Iowa State after Saturday’s game, according to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi. At Triple-AHis earned run rate was under 1.00 this season.

This year has seen some unique chapters for the Cubs. At one point, starter Kyle Hendricks was demoted from his starting role to a backup role, but then was brought back into the starting lineup due to injuries to the team.

Hector Neris was the team’s closer, and other players in relief roles were Mark Leiter Jr. (on the 15-day injured list), Luke Little, Hayden Wisniewski, Drew Smyly and Tyson Miller, in addition to Brewer.

The Chicago Cubs have the league’s best record at 19th, so adding Paige is one thing the Cubs hope will help turn the team around. Chicago has a record of 41 wins and 49 losses and is last in the National League Central.

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