Chicago Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez was shut down for three weeks with a bone bruise, while David Ross surprised the judges with an above-average performance on Dancing with the Stars.
Chicago Cubs fans breathed a sigh of relief Monday when it was revealed prospect Eloy Jimenez needed only three weeks on the shelf. The team medical staff uncovered a bone bruise in his shoulder, but there were no signs of structural damage.
Jimenez was recently optioned to Minor League camp out of Mesa after spending a good portion of the spring with the big league club. According to Jed Hoyer, who spoke with MLB.com, the outfielder piqued interest during his stay.
"“He didn’t just open eyes in batting practice with his power, but he opened some eyes in the game,” Hoyer said. “He had some really good at-bats and we thought he played great. It’s a shame he’ll start the season a little late, but that’s when you remember it’s a five-month season.”"
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Outfielder Matt Szczur, who is battling for a final roster spot, continued his hot spring Monday, leading Chicago to a win over Colorado.
Off the diamond, former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross made his dancing debut on the Season 24 premiere of Dancing with the Stars. Dancing to ‘Go, Cubs, Go,’ he and his partner, Lindsay Arnold, tied with the second-highest score of the night.
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