Chicago Cubs Roster
- NL Central
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The Chicago Cubs placed first baseman/outfielder Alfonso Rivas (finger) on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday. Outfielder Nick Martini was called up from Triple-A in a corresponding move. Rivas is dealing with a right middle finger injury. He'll have a chance to return during the team's penultimate series of the year if he only requires the minimum amount of days on the injured list. The 25-year-old rookie had been performing well at the plate in September. He had a .324/.405/.405 slash line over 37 at-bats this month. He was seeing semi-regular playing time while also being utilized as a pinch-hitter.
Chicago Cubs infielder Nico Hoerner (oblique) has been activated from the injured list and will start at shortstop Sunday, batting fifth against Eric Lauer and the Milwaukee Brewers. Hoerner has not played since July 28, when he had reached in seven of his last 11 plate appearances. Hoerner has slashed .313/.388/.388 this season with no homers and three steals in five attempts. He'll need to add some power to his profile to become relevant in shallow fantasy leagues.
Chicago Cubs' second baseman Nico Hoerner (oblique) is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. He has been sidelined since July with a right oblique strain after slashing .319/.388/.388 with three steals, 14 RBI, and 13 runs scored over 39 games this season. The 24-year-old is a speculative add in the final two weeks of the regular season as Hoerner will have an everyday second base role. Fantasy managers should check back on Sunday to ensure Hoerner is in the starting lineup before activating him.
Chicago Cubs first baseman Frank Schwindel continued his impressive second half with a 2-for-5 evening. Schwindel hit a rocket off of Ranger Suarez in the top of the fifth inning to put the Cubs within one at the time. Replacing Anthony Rizzo at first base for the Cubs, Schwindel has been putting together a great season. He is now hitting .337 with 13 home runs and 38 RBI in 172 at-bats and should be rostered in all formats down the stretch.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills recorded a no-decision on Wednesday versus the Philadelphia Phillies. Mills went 4 2/3 innings and allowed six hits, four runs, two walks and struck out four on the evening. The veteran continues to put up mediocre numbers for the Cubs and is 6-6 with a 4.50 ERA for the year. Next up for Mills will be a date versus the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Mills can remain on the waiver wire in all formats.