NEW YORK – The Cubs aren’t shutting down Kris Bryant at Triple-A Iowa.
After Sunday’s MRI, the Cubs listed Bryant as day-to-day with a left foot contusion, meaning the uber-prospect could still potentially help his team in the push for the Pacific Coast League playoffs.
The Cubs never had any intentions of calling up Bryant during his first full season in professional baseball, even with the 22-year-old third baseman putting up 40 homers and 103 RBI in 124 games split between Iowa and Double-A Tennessee.
But that power potential had Twitter buzzing on Saturday night after Bryant was pulled from the game in the third inning, ultimately leaving Principal Park and going for X-rays at a hospital in the Des Moines area.
Bryant had recently fouled a ball off his left foot and aggravated an injury that didn’t really concern team officials.