Cubs aren’t shutting down Kris Bryant at Triple-A Iowa

Cubs aren’t shutting down Kris Bryant at Triple-A Iowa
August 17, 2014, 5:00 pm
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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. 

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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.