A Kris Bryant injury is the last thing the Cubs need.
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant sprained his pinky during Wednesday's game against the Braves and is considered day-to-day.
Bryant exited the game in the first inning with the injury. He was caught attempting to steal third base for the final out of the inning. As he slid headfirst into the bag, his finger got caught in Johan Camargo’s cleats.
Bryant was then seen shaking his hand in pain in the dugout before being pulled from the game. Tommy La Stella took over for Bryant at third in the bottom half of the inning.
The Cubs entered the day 2 1/2 games behind the Brewers for first place in the NL Central. The defending world champs are also 5 1/2 games behind the Rockies for the second NL Wild Card spot.
Kris Bryant left the game with a sprained left pinky. X-rays were negative. He is day-to-day.— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 19, 2017
Bryant is batting .273 with a .923 OPS in 87 games this season. He has never been on the disabled list in his three-year MLB career.