Chicago Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant is back in Triple-A Iowa’s starting lineup after not starting the past two games with a left foot contusion.
Bryant left Iowa’s game against Salt Lake (Angles) on Saturday after only two innings. He initially hurt the toe after fouling a pitch off his foot in a game last week and attempted to play through the pain.
Saturday, Bryant drew a walk in the first inning but felt discomfort before running to second on a fielder’s choice. He remained in the game for one more inning before leaving for a local hospital in Des Moines where x-rays were inclusive. An MRI was done Sunday morning that confirmed the foot contusion.
Bryant was used as a pinch-hitter on Monday, drawing a walk before being lifted for a pinch-runner. He will bat third and play third base against Salt Lake at 12:05 p.m. CT game Tuesday.
Bryant, the second overall pick in the 2013 draft, has 40 home runs and 103 RBIs, hitting .333/458/702 with a 1.160 OPS in 68 games between Double-A and Triple-A this season.