Patrick Wisdom dodges injury concern for Chicago Cubs but questions remain

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Monday was a frustrating loss for the Chicago Cubs as manager David Ross made several questionable decisions but perhaps the most inexplicable move that was made was Ross calling for third baseman Patrick Wisdom to bunt in the seventh inning when the first two runners of the inning reached base.

Wisdom, who hit two home runs in the Cubs' game on Sunday, is perhaps the most prominent power threat in the Cubs' lineup and it seemed rather peculiar that the team would opt for him to bunt during one of the deciding moments of the game. The initial speculation was that Wisdom was forced to bunt due to a potential injury to his wrist but after the game, x-rays were negative.

Wisdom roped a single in the ninth inning and that dispelled the idea that his wrist played a factor in his decision to bunt on Monday. It has not been an ideal start to the season for Ross as Monday marked the second game of the season where his decisions could have played a factor in the team's loss.

Fortunately, for the Cubs, Wisdom's injury is not serious. The Cubs have already had their position player depth tested this season with starting right fielder Seiya Suzuki being forced to start the season on the injured list. The Cubs defense in right field has not been particularly strong while Suzuki has been out as Miles Mastrobuoni and Trey Mancini have taken questionable routes on plays that have resulted in additional runs being scored over the course of the past three games.

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If Wisdom's wrist injury did required an IL stint, it would seem likely that Christopher Morel would be the candidate to take his spot on the Major League roster. Morel is off to a hot start with the Iowa Cubs and it would seem he will return to the Major League team at some point during the first half of the season.