According to multiple reports, including from MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian and the Chicago Tribune’s Meghan Montemurro, both pitchers are expected to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgeries.
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Heuer has not pitched for the Cubs since the 2021 season, and was on a minor league rehab assignment this week when he suffered an arm injury during a game for the Iowa Cubs.
According to the team, Heuer had surgery to repair a bone fracture in his elbow, and will miss the remainder of the season.
Hughes has not pitched since June 11 with a knee injury, and according to reports he will undergo a surgery known as a “distal femoral osteotomy” to realign his left knee, Montemurro reports.
In 17 appearances this season, Hughes posted a 7.24 ERA and an 0-3 record, with 17 strikeouts, eight walks and 11 earned runs allowed.