Update: David Bote has been officially recalled as a replacement for Derek Holland, who went to the IL with a left wrist contusion suffered when he was struck by a comebacker Wednesday. Interestingly enough, it flared up at the same time as Anthony Rizzo’s back. The first baseman is day-to-day.
According to Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register, David Bote is being recalled to Chicago after just three games with the Iowa Cubs. Because he’s not been in the minors for the requisite 10 days, this can only mean he is coming up to take over for someone being placed on the injured list.
— Tommy Birch (@TommyBirch) August 25, 2019
The Cubs have not made any announcements yet, but Anthony Rizzo left Saturday’s game with a stiff back — something he’s dealt with frequently over the years — and it seems like he’s a pretty good bet to be the player going to the IL. Then again, they’ve been operating with a short bench for a while and it’s possible a pitcher tweaked something recently. Either way, not great news.