Chicago Cubs fans can breathe a collective sigh of relief.
An MRI Sunday indicated no structural damage in the left foot of top prospect Kris Bryant, who is widely regarded as one of the best young offensive talents in the game today.
— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) August 17, 2014
According to a report from Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago, the team will not shut down Bryant for the remainder of Triple-A Iowa’s season, but he does not have a set return date, either.
After Sunday’s MRI, the Cubs listed Bryant as day-to-day with a left foot contusion, meaning the uber-prospect could still potentially help his team in the push for the Pacific Coast League playoffs.
Bryant, 22, is not and was not expected to receive a big league call-up come September when the rosters expand, but the injury worried many Cubs fans. An X-ray earlier in the weekend came back clear, prompting today’s MRI, which, as mentioned, showed a relatively minor injury.
In 124 games between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa this season, the young slugger is batting .333/.440/.678 with 40 home runs and 103 RBIs. He also has 33 doubles and 15 stolen bases between the two clubs this season. Bryant was selected in the first round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Cubs with the second overall pick.