Chicago Cubs: Yu Darvish, Kris Bryant working toward respective returns

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Both Yu Darvish and Kris Bryant are progressing toward their respective returns to the Chicago Cubs as the team chases another NL Central divison crown.

Returning home on Friday to take on the Washington Nationals, the Chicago Cubs continue to monitor the rehab process for multiple players.

Former National League MVP Kris Bryant is working back from lingering shoulder inflammation, Yu Darvish is looking to take the ball for the first time since May and Brandon Morrow – well, he’s the enigma here.

As Chicago hangs on to a narrow 1 1/2-game lead in the division, there’s little doubt fans are anxiously awaiting the return of all three men. Bryant, of course, represents the biggest shot in the arm for the team given the Cubs’ offensive performance lately. But don’t sleep on the impact someone like Darvish or Morrow could have down the stretch.