Cubs finally get something to be happy about with the latest injury news

After five weeks on the injured list, Seiya Suzuki will return to the Chicago Cubs.

Things weren’t going well for them Chicago Cubs through the first few months of the season. At the start of the Fourth of July, the Cubs tied for third place in the NL Central with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The fans needed good news, and the team delivered just that.

On Monday, July 4, the Cubs officially activated outfielder Seiya Suzuki from the injured list as he recovered from a left ring finger sprain. The team chose outfielder Narciso Crook to triple-A in a similar move.

Cubs activate Seiya Suzuki from the injured list

Suzuki didn’t wait long to make the starting lineup as he batted 4th in the team’s July 4th game against first seed Milwaukee Brewers.

This past offseason, Chicago signed Suzuki to a five-year, $85 million contract after making the jump to MLB after spending the beginning of his playing career with Nippon Professional Baseball’s (NPB) Hiroshima Toyo Carp.

Suzuki thrived early in the season, hitting three home runs in his first four games with the Cubs. He also won the National League Player of the Week award in his first full week in MLB.

Most recently, he played in the team game against the Cincinnati Reds on May 26.

During his 41 games played, Suzuki recorded a .245 batting average, .344 on-base percentage, .432 slugging percentage, four home runs, 21 RBI and 34 hits.

After more than a month out through injury, Suzuki is back with the Cubs. Cubs finally get something to be happy about with the latest injury news

John Verrall

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