The Cubs will be without their starting right fielder for a second game in a row. Seiya Suzuki is not in the lineup again for Sunday’s series finale against the Giants.
According to multiple reports, the Cubs aren’t exactly sure what’s wrong with Suzuki other than general soreness and feeling under the weather. The Cubs don’t play on Monday, so Suzuki now has the chance to recuperate for three days, then try to return to the field on Tuesday.
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Suzuki had a late start to the season due to an oblique injury he suffered at the outset of spring training. That injury also forced Suzuki to withdraw from the World Baseball Classic, where he was supposed to play for Team Japan. Suzuki has played in 50 games this year. He’s hitting .278/.346/.450 with six home runs and 19 RBI. Suzuki also has one stolen base, but has been caught stealing four times.
The Cubs replaced Suzuki with Christopher Morel on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, Morel provided the majority of the Cubs offense, with a 2-4 day that included one homer and three RBI.