Yesterday, the Cubs announced that they have placed star SS, Dansby Swanson, on the 10-day IL with a left heel contusion. Swanson finds himself taking a trip to the IL and not to Seattle.
Swanson signed a seven-year, $177 million deal with the Cubs this past offseason and has settled into Wrigleyville nicely. He's slashing .258/.343/.409 with 10 home runs and 36 RBI this season.
The Cubs will likely use INF Nico Hoerner in place of Swanson for the foreseeable future. The Cubs find currently find themselves in 3rd place of the NL Central, 8.0 games back of first place with a record of 41-47.