David Bote may have the knack for late-game heroics and has been doing the job at third base for the Chicago Cubs in Kris Bryant's absence, but the former MVP is getting closer to returning.
Bryant himself came out and said that he may begin a rehab assignment on Monday. It's unclear which minor league affiliate he make his rehab stint for, but Triple-A Iowa is the best bet.
Kris Bryant says he may start rehab Monday. Maybe Iowa stay tuned.— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) August 25, 2018
The Cubs third baseman has been out since late June with inflammation in his left shoulder, and because of that, Bryant has made an adjustment in his swing that he displayed during batting practice.
Kris Bryant's new swing may be permanent, still has plenty of power. https://t.co/Ja7uZ2wmmr— Cubs Insider (@realcubsinsider) August 25, 2018
Let's take a look:
To take less pressure off his left shoulder, Bryant has decided to keep both hands on the bat instead of having that big one-handed follow through. His swing has been shortened and could impact his overall power, but the Cubs faithful should expect the same Kris Bryant they know and love when he comes back.