Cubs Activate Outfielder After Bout With Appendicitis

It might have seemed like a longshot when the Chicago Cubs took a chance this offseason by signing outfielder Clint Frazier, who'd been waived by the New York Yankees. And so far, that gamble hasn't paid off. Frazier played in only 10 games for the Cubs before going on the IL due to appendicitis over a month ago. 

The 27-year-old has now been activated, and he'll try to get a fresh start on the season. He only managed to hit .143 in his first 10 games, with no home runs and no RBIs. 

Frazier has been plagued with injuries throughout his major league career, his first five years all spent with the Yankees. He's suffered from concussions, vertigo, and now the appendicitis, among other maladies. 

Michael Hermosillo, who Frazier replaces, heads down to the minors, having struggled even more than Frazier thus far. Hermosillo is hitting a meager .071 (two hits in 28 at-bats). 

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