Nick Madrigal

Report: Nick Madrigal sustains left hand fracture in season debut with Iowa Cubs

Madrigal, 27, was 1-for-1 with a walk and a double in his season debut with the I-Cubs ahead of the injury

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After leaving his season debut with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs Wednesday after being hit by a 97 mile-per-hour fastball, Cubs' infielder Nick Madrigal is unfortunately in for a setback.

According to Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register, Madrigal sustained a left hand fracture on the pitch.

On the heels of a slow start to the season both offensively and defensively, Cubs infielder Nick Madrigal was recently optioned to Triple-A Iowa in a bit for more consistent playing time to work out his struggles.

The 27-year-old infielder got off to a hot start, starting the day 1-for-1 with a double and a walk, adding to a illustrious career .352 batting average at the Triple-A level.

Unfortunately for Madrigal, his day came to an end prematurely in his third plate appearance when he was struck by a 97 mile-per-hour fastball.

Madrigal is likely to miss extended time, with the Cubs taking a hit to their minor league infield depth in the event of a long-term absence, particularly with the recent promotion of veteran David Bote.

As for the big league club, the Chicago Cubs will look to make it three wins in a row as they kick off a series against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park, with first pitch at 6:10 p.m. local time.

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