Cubs’ Marcus Stroman out with rib cartilage fracture, no timeline for return: Who could fill in?

Cubs’ Marcus Stroman out with rib cartilage fracture, no timeline for return: Who could fill in?

Chicago Cubs starter Marcus Stroman has a right rib cartilage fracture and there is no timeline on his return to the rotation, the team announced Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know:

Stroman was placed on the 15-day injured list with right hip inflammation on Aug. 2. He and the team stressed at the time that he would miss only one start due to the days off built into the schedule.
But the 32-year-old felt right rib discomfort after Sunday’s bullpen session in Toronto, Cubs manager David Ross said Tuesday, and the team scrapped its plan to activate Stroman for Wednesday’s game…


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