Good news: A standout player for the Chicago Cubs has returned to the starting lineup following a broken hand bone…

Nico Hoerner, an infielder for the Chicago Cubs, will make his way back into the starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays, less than a week after it was discovered that he had a fractured throwing hand.

Nico Hoerner (broken bone) back in Cubs' lineup – NBC Sports Chicago

Hoerner was hit in the right hand by a pitch on Thursday during a game against the Cincinnati Reds. Imaging showed that he had suffered a minor hand fracture, but according to Cubs manager Craig Counsell, medical professionals think the infielder will be able to play despite the injury.

Since sustaining the injury, Hoerner has participated in batting practice and has made two appearances as a reserve. On Friday against Cincinnati, he pinch-ran, and on Tuesday against Tampa Bay, he entered the game as a defensive substitute.

Hoerner has a batting average of.252, an on-base percentage of.344, two home runs, 17 RBIs, and seven stolen bases in 210 at-bats this season. Additionally, he has 31 runs scored for the North Siders.

When Hoerner and company meet the Rays on Wednesday, they will try to snap their recent losing streak. First pitch is scheduled for 5:50 p.m. with Javier Assad on the field for the Cubs.

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