Cubs Starter Behind Recovery Schedule


Chicago Cubs starter Marcus Stroman landed on the injured list on June 10th. The thirty-one year old went out with right-shoulder inflammation. 

Placed on the 15-day IL, the pitcher has yet to start throwing, which means he will likely still be unready for a return when first eligible.

Stroman was recently inducted into the CCBL Hall of Fame for his impressive performance while pitching with the Orleans Firebirds.  

Stroman signed a three-year/$71 million deal with the Cubs last winter, following a solid season with the New York Mets. The starter has struggled this year. Over 47 innings, the pitcher has a 5.32 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. 

Despite Stroman's underwhelming performance thus far, his injury is nonetheless a blow to an already injury-plagued Cubs' rotation. Stroman is the club's third starter to join the injured list. He joins fellow pitchers Wade Miley and Drew Smyly.

The Chicago Cubs are 23-39 on the season and are likely to be sellers at the deadline. Should Stroman recover before the August 2nd deadline, he could generate interest among teams exploring starting options.            

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