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Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Moves to injured list
Hoerner was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a left knee contusion, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The 26-year-old suffered the injury during Friday's loss to the Brewers and will shift to the injured list after the Cubs were eliminated from playoff contention Saturday. It doesn't seem to be a serious injury, so Hoerner should have a relatively normal offseason. He closes 2023 with a .283/.346/.383 slash line, nine homers, 43 steals, 68 RBI and 98 runs in 150 games.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Available off bench
Hoerner (knee) won't start Saturday's game against the Brewers but will be available off the bench, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports.
Hoerner fouled a ball off his knee Friday, and while he avoided a fracture, he's evidently too sore to start Saturday's must-win contest. Christopher Morel will handle second base in Hoerner's absence.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Diagnosed with knee contusion
Hoerner departed Friday's game against the Brewers with a left knee contusion, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Hoerner suffered the contusion when he fouled a ball off his knee in the top of the sixth inning. X-rays came back negative for any fractures, per Lee, and the second baseman will try to rally back Saturday with the Cubs in must-win territory to keep their NL wild-card hopes alive.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Exits with apparent injury
Hoerner was pulled from Friday's game against the Brewers with an apparent knee injury, Tim Stebbins of MLB.com reports.
Hoerner fouled a ball off his left knee in the top of the sixth inning and was replaced at second base by Miles Mastrobuoni to begin the bottom of the seventh. Hoerner finished the night 0-for-3.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Reaches base four times in win
Hoerner went 2-for-2 with two walks, two RBI and one run scored in Saturday's victory over the Rockies.
Hoerner has now hit safely in 15 of the last 17 contests, batting .358 with 12 runs, six RBI and six steals across 67 at-bats during that stretch. Despite a 37-game homer drought, the 26-year-old has found myriad other ways to contribute down the stretch, stealing 13 bases during that same span and extending his streak of plate appearances without a strikeout to 34.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Gets aboard four times in loss
Hoerner went 2-for-5 with two walks, two RBI, one stolen base and one run scored in Saturday's 7-6 extra-innings loss to the Diamondbacks.
Hoerner's hitting streak is up to 11 games, during which he's gone 18-for-48 (.375) with five steals but just one extra-base hit. He's tied for fifth in the majors with 41 steals this season, more than double his previous career high (20), which was set last year. Hoerner is slashing .286/.345/.391 with nine home runs, 64 RBI, 92 runs scored, 26 doubles and four triples through 139 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Tallies four hits in loss
Hoerner went 4-for-5 with a run scored in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Rockies. He also stole one base in two attempts.
All four of Hoerner's hits were singles, and despite reaching four times, he only came around to score once. He did, however, record his 40th stolen base of the year in 47 attempts. The steals have been the infielder's biggest source of fantasy value, and he's now doubled his total from 2022. Hoerner should keep running frequently as the Cubs try to chase down a playoff spot in the final weeks of the season.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Shows off wheels in win
Hoerner went 1-for-4 with two stolen bases and two runs scored in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
Despite tallying only one hit, Hoerner had a productive game, as he swiped his 37th and 38th bases of the season. The infielder had 20 steals last year, but he's taken it to the next level in 2023. He's also been an efficient base stealer, as he's been caught only eight times in 66 attempts over the last two seasons.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Not starting Saturday
Hoerner isn't in the Cubs' lineup Saturday against the Pirates, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Hoerner will sit out Saturday's contest after going 2-for-8 with an RBI and a run scored in the first two games of Chicago's series with Pittsburgh. Nick Madrigal will start at second base and bat ninth while Hoerner rests.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Reaches four times Friday
Hoerner went 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI in Friday's loss to the Royals.
Hoerner batted second but still served as an effective tablesetter for the Cubs. The infielder has done a good job of that this season with a .345 on-base percentage, and when he gets on base, he typically likes to run. Hoerner has tallied a career-best 30 stolen bases so far, which has propelled his fantasy value.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Swipes 30th bag
Hoerner went 2-for-3 with a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.
Hoerner drew a walk and stole second base with the score tied 3-3 in the fifth inning. He was later thrown out attempting another steal in the seventh. The 26-year-old has now reached 30 stolen bases on the season after setting his previous career high of 20 steals last year. In 29 games since the All-Star break, Hoerner is 10-for-12 on steal attempts while slashing .308/.390/.483 with seven doubles, four home runs, 14 RBI, 24 runs scored across 136 plate appearances during that span.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Big day against Jays
Hoerner went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a stolen base in Friday's 6-2 win over the Blue Jays.
He socked his ninth homer of the season in the first inning off Jose Berrios, helping the Cubs grab an early lead they wouldn't relinquish. Hoerner's had an up-and-down campaign, but he's heating up again in August -- over his last 10 games, he's batting .302 (13-for-43) with two solo homers, four steals and 11 runs scored.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Extends hitting streak
Hoerner went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays.
Hoerner extended his hitting streak to five games, and he's batting a robust .400 during the stretch. For the season, the infielder is batting a solid .278, but his biggest contribution has been on the basepaths, where he's 29-for-32 in stolen base attempts.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Registers steal Sunday
Hoerner went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Sunday's 6-4 win over Atlanta.
While Hoerner was held hitless for the second game in a row, he was able to pick up his sixth steal in his last 14 games. In that span, he's batting .300 (18-for-60) with eight extra-base hits. The infielder is up to 27 steals in 30 attempts this year while slashing .272/.329/.394 with eight home runs, 58 RBI and 67 runs scored across 103 contests.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Gets day off Friday
Hoerner is getting the day off Friday versus Atlanta, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports.
Nick Madrigal will start at second base and bat leadoff against the NL East leaders and left-hander Max Fried. Hoerner went 6-for-16 with a homer, two doubles, one RBI, one stolen base and six runs scored in the Cubs' previous series versus the Reds.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Tallies three hits, homer in rout
Hoerner went 3-for-6 with a solo home run and three runs scored in Tuesday's 20-9 win over the Reds. He also stole a base.
Hoerner did a little bit of everything in the blowout win, popping his eighth home run of the season and also recording his 26th stolen base. The infielder is closing in on his career high of 10 home runs but has already set a new career high in steals, and that's the category that should continue to fuel his fantasy value the rest of the year.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Keeps running Wednesday
Hoerner went 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Wednesday's 10-7 win over the White Sox.
Hoerner has three multi-hit efforts and four stolen bases over his last four games. Wednesday's contest was his first in that span without an extra-base hit. The infielder continues to hit well, batting .280 on the year and .340 (17-for-50) since the All-Star break. He owns a .733 OPS, 25 steals, seven home runs, a career-high 57 RBI and 57 runs scored through 93 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 200 lbs|
|Birthplace: Oakland, CA|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|