Theo Epstein says Kris Bryant is day-to-day with wrist injury


Take a deep breath, Cubs nation.

Kris Bryant is still considered day-to-day with his wrist injury, Theo Epstein told 670 the Score Thursday morning that he expects Bryant to play again this season. 

While Bryant likely won't be back in the lineup Thursday night, reports surfaced on Twitter before Wednesday game that Bryant was meeting with the trainer to see what he was allowed to do since the swelling wasn't as severe as originally thought. At the very least, that shows Bryant likely could play through the injury if necessary but with how important it is to get the Cubs superstar back healthy, it's not a surprise to see the Cubs play it safe. 

That likely means another start at 3rd base for David Bote, who despite some late-inning heroics earlier on this season, has fallen back to earth bit in September slashing .200/.273/.280 with 18 strikeouts compared to just 4 walks. 

Bote was never a long-term solution, and while his defense is likely an update over Bryant, his bat has been a liability recently. But the Cubs will be patient with Kris Bryant for as long as they can, but with four games left in the season and the Brewers refusing to lose games, the Cubs need Kris Bryant in the worst way possible. 

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