Seiya Suzuki will return to the Chicago Cubs after five weeks on the injured list.
Things weren’t going well for the Chicago Cubs in the first few months of the season. Heading into July 4, the Cubs were tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates for third place in the NL Central. Fans needed some good news to come their way, and the team delivered just that.
On Monday, July 4, the Cubs officially activated outfielder Seiya Suzuki from the injured list as he recovers from a sprained left ring finger. The team selected outfielder Narcissus Kreuk to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Cubs activate Seiya Suzuki from injured list
Suzuki didn’t wait long to get into the starting lineup, as he batted 4th against the No. 1-ranked Milwaukee Brewers on July 4.
This past offseason, Chicago signed a five-year, $85 million deal with Suzuki after jumping to Major League Baseball after a career start with the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) Hiroshima Toyo Carps. dollar contract.
Suzuki had a strong start to the season, hitting three home runs in his first four games with the Cubs. He also won the National League’s Player of the Week award in his first full week in Major League Baseball.
He last played in the team’s game against the Cincinnati Reds on May 26.
In his 41 games, Suzuki recorded a .245 batting average, 0.344 on-base percentage, .432 slugging percentage, 4 home runs, 21 RBIs and 34 hits.
Suzuki returned to the Cubs after missing more than a month with an injury.