The Chicago Cubs won't panic after latest injury news

The Cubs likely are done adding to their roster.

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The Chicago Cubs have reached the injury portion of their Spring Training schedule as the team is currently dealing with injuries to Ian Happ, Nick Madrigal, Caleb Kilian, and Jameson Taillon.

While Happ is expected to return within the next week, there is expectation that Kilian, Madrigal, and Taillon may all open the season on the IL. Kilian is confirmed to be sidelined for most of the first half, while Madrigal is dealing with a hamstring strain.

Speculation surrounding Taillon's back injury is that the veteran starting pitcher may miss the first month of the regular season.

The injuries that the Cubs are dealing with have led to speculation that the team may dip their toes back into free agency. Starting pitchers Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery remain on the free agent market and are expected to be joined by former San Francisco Giants third baseman J.D. Davis after he clears waivers.

The Chicago Cubs don't seemed concern over recent injuries.

Given the need the Cubs have in the starting rotation while also not having a definitive plan at third base, the team has been connected to all three players.

Despite the connections, it would seem unlikely that any deal would be reached between the Cubs and one of the remaining free agents. That was the main takeaway from Sahadev Sharma's latest for The Athletic (Subscription Required).

The Cubs have confidence in their position players, such as Michael Busch and Christopher Morel, and the team values each member of their 40-man roster. The flexibility that Cubs currently have with their position players may not be something they could benefit from if they bring Davis in.

It's similar to the Cubs' pitching depth, as their 40-man roster already includes arms in Hayden Wesneski, Javier Assad, and Luke Little that the team remains high on. Montgomery would be a worthy exception, but the veteran starting pitcher likely has his sights elsewhere.

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