Cubs activate Arrieta, Hoerner ahead of Friday's game
The Cubs made some roster moves before Friday's game in Detroit.
Pitcher Jake Arrieta was activated from the injured list, which was expected, since he was the schedule starter. Arrieta missed one start because of a cut on his right thumb.
Second baseman Nico Hoerner was activated and back in the lineup. Hoerner and Ian Happ both went on the injured list after a May 2 outfield collision in Cincinnati. Manager David Ross said Happ was planning to do the full pregame routine and should join the active roster soon.
"Yeah, I feel 100 percent," Hoerner said before the game. "The timing of it all worked out well. Training staff was awesome. Being in the dugout, you notice some different things watching the games too. So it wasn't time wasted."
Pitcher Dan Winkler also came off the injured list. Outfielder Nick Martini, and pitchers Jason Adam and Brad Wieck were optioned to Iowa.
Hoerner hit .389 in his first 11 games with the Cubs this season, so there's some hope he'll give another boost to the offense. He talked about his approach after being out for 10 days.
"This is going to sound cliché, but just go pitch-by-pitch," Hoerner said. "It's easy to come back and want to make up for lost time or things like that. Stay the course knowing it's still May. Ready to play every day and build on the first two weeks I was here."