Cubs’ Bryant exits after HBP on wrist; X-rays negative

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Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant left Chicago’s 6-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night after getting hit on the wrist by a pitch from Pittsburgh Pirates starter Chris Archer in the fourth inning at Wrigley Field.

Bryant sustained a left wrist contusion and was replaced on a double switch after the fifth inning. X-rays were negative, though Bryant isn’t expected to play Wednesday.

“I would imagine tomorrow’s not going to feel really good,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters postgame. “I’m going to plan on him not playing tomorrow as of right now.”

Bryant, who missed the last week of July and the entire month of August because of a shoulder injury, is hitting .274 (10-for-73) with one home run and five RBIs since his return on Sept. 1.

For the season, Bryant is hitting .276 with 12 homers and 49 RBIs, a substantial drop-off from his 29-homer, 73-RBI season from a year ago. He won the 2016 National League MVP in his second major league season after hitting .292 with 39 homers and 102 RBIs.

–Field Level Media

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