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Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Missing out on Fall League
Amaya isn't participating in the Arizona Fall League after he suffered a Lisfranc fracture in his left foot while playing for Double-A Tennessee in September, Patrick Mooney and Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic report.
Tennessee's season concluded Sept. 28, but Amaya didn't see any action for the club after Sept. 11 due to the injury. The 23-year-old had already gotten off to a delayed start to the 2022 campaign after undergoing Tommy John surgery last November, and he served exclusively as a designated hitter with Tennessee and the Cubs' rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate once he was cleared for game action July 1. Amaya's surgically repaired throwing elbow was expected to be fully healed in time for him to catch in games during the Arizona Fall League, but the foot injury will end up costing him some valuable reps. Amaya, who was recently tendered a contract for the 2023 season and will remain on the Cubs' 40-man roster, is expected to be fully cleared for spring training, but he won't be a serious candidate to win an Opening Day role with the big club.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Back in action at Double-A
Amaya (finger) returned to the Double-A Tennessee lineup Tuesday and has started at designated hitter in each of the club's last three games, going 3-for-12 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run.
Amaya was out of action for nearly two weeks while recovering from a dislocated ring finger on his left hand, but it's apparently no longer an issue for him, at least while swinging a bat. The 23-year-old will be limited to DH duty for Tennessee the rest of the season as he also underwent Tommy John surgery last winter, but the Cubs expect him to resume his duties behind the plate in the Arizona Fall League, per Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Daily Herald.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Suffers dislocated finger
Amaya is day-to-day after suffering a dislocated ring finger on his right hand, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic reports.
Amaya was activated from the minor-league injured list on July 22 after recovering from Tommy John surgery early in the season. He has served solely as the designated hitter for Double-A Tennessee since but will be sidelined for at least a brief period of time. Amaya has hit fairly well in his limited playing time, maintaining a .254/.354/.373 line across 79 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Activated from injured list
Amaya (elbow) was activated from the 7-day injured list at Double-A Tennessee on Friday.
Amaya missed the start of the year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, but he began a rehab assignment with the Cubs' rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate at the beginning of July and slashed .216/.341/.378 with two homers, four runs and four RBI over 12 rehab games. He isn't expected to be able to catch this season but should be available to serve as the designated hitter in Tennessee.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Won't catch this season
Amaya (elbow) won't catch this season, but he may be able to DH by midsummer, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports.
He had Tommy John surgery in November, which is why he won't be catching. However, as a position player, he won't require the typical 14-to-16 months to return to game action. He should be a full go as a catcher in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Sent to Double-A
Amaya (elbow) was optioned to Double-A Tennessee on Monday, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports
Amaya underwent Tommy John surgery back in November and is still rehabbing. He doesn't have a clear timeline for his return to action.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Needs Tommy John surgery
Amaya (elbow) is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Amaya didn't play a game after June 3 while dealing with an injury that was originally called a forearm strain. While Tommy John surgery doesn't keep hitters out for as long as it sidelines pitchers, it's still likely to require a lengthy recovery process, which could cause him to miss a meaningful portion of the 2022 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Sidelined by injury
Amaya (undisclosed) is on the 7-day injured list at Double-A Tennessee, Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The specifics of the issue remain unclear, though the young catcher has been on the shelf since early June. Amaya was hitting .215/.406/.304 with one homer, four doubles, 13 RBI, 11 runs and two stolen bases in 23 games for the Smokies prior to the injury.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Goes deep Tuesday
Amaya went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Monday's Cactus League game against the Angels.
It was the first home run and third hit overall this spring for the 22-year-old catcher. He has plenty of upside, but he's yet to appear in a game above the High-A level, so he'll likely start the season at Double-A or Triple-A.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Not on Opening Day roster
Amaya was not included on the Cubs' 30-man Opening Day roster.
This isn't a huge surprise, as Amaya has yet to appear above High-A. The 21-year-old will spend the 2020 season working on his development at the team's alternate site in South Bend, and he remains in the Cubs' future plans behind the plate.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Added to player pool
Amaya will be a part of the Cubs' 60-man player pool and participate in summer camp in South Bend.
Amaya will be joined by 10 other players in South Bend, a group that will likely focus on development while MLB regulars train at Wrigley Field. The 21-year-old hasn't appeared above High-A and consequently isn't likely to make his way to the majors this season, but he could enhance his prospect stock if he looks good in camp.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Optioned to Double-A
Amaya was optioned to Double-A Tennessee on Tuesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
He was in big-league camp for the experience, rather than as an actual candidate to break camp in the majors. Amaya is a better real-life prospect than a fantasy one, as he projects to be a quality defender who hits for a middling average and solid power.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Could begin season at Double-A
Amaya, who is in his first big-league camp this year, could start the season with Double-A Tennessee, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
The 20-year-old catcher is getting his first taste of the MLB level this spring, but the Cubs are in no rush to make him their everyday backstop with Willson Contreras around. Amaya spent 2019 at High-A Myrtle Beach and had a .235/.351/.402 slash line with 11 home runs and 24 doubles in 99 games.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Miguel Amaya: Added to 40-man roster
Amaya was added to the 40-man roster by the Cubs on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old signed as a glove-first catcher in 2015 but has performed well enough to warrant protection from the Rule 5 draft. Amaya spent 2019 at High-A Myrtle Beach and had a .235/.351/.402 slash line with 11 home runs and 24 doubles in 99 games.... See More ... See Less
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