Cubs backup catcher Romine expected to be out several weeks

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Cubs pitcher Dillon Maples left, celebrates with catcher Austin Romine right, after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers last Friday. Romine will be out several weeks with a wrist issue, manager David Ross said Wednesday.

    Cubs pitcher Dillon Maples left, celebrates with catcher Austin Romine right, after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers last Friday. Romine will be out several weeks with a wrist issue, manager David Ross said Wednesday. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 4/28/2021 8:20 PM

The Cubs started the regular season without backup catcher Austin Romine with a knee injury and now it looks like he'll be on the shelf even longer with a wrist issue.

The team is officially calling it a sprain, but are also saying it will be several week before he returns to baseball activities. Tony Wolters returned from South Bend a few days ago and figures to stay for a while.

 

"Austin got an MRI and that came back with a pretty significant tear, he's got a significant issue with the wrist," manager David Ross said. "He's going to be out a little while."

In other injury news, Kris Bryant was back in the lineup after taking a day off to rest a sore right biceps. Shortstop Javy Baez was not in the starting lineup for the third straight game with a hamstring issue. But Ross said Baez would be available off the bench Wednesday and if all goes well, should be back in the lineup Thursday.

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