The Chicago Cubs placed David Bote on the injured list for unspecified reasons Friday in advance of the final series of the season, while fellow infielder Nico Hoerner went on the 10-day injured list with right oblique tightness.
Outfielder Nick Martini went on the COVID-19 IL, while the club made three roster additions before the opener of a series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
In corresponding moves, the Cubs selected the contracts of outfielder Johneshwy Fargas and infielder Tyler Ladendorf. Right-hander Cory Abbott was recalled from Triple-A and was scheduled to start Friday’s game at St. Louis.
Bote, 28, is batting just .199 in 97 games and has eight home runs with 35 RBIs. Martini, 31, is batting .270 in 25 major league games this season. Hoerner, 24, will see his season end with a .302 batting average in 44 games with a .382 on-base percentage.
Fargas, 26, has 20 games of major league experience with both the Cubs and New York Mets this season. Ladendorf, 33, has 53 games of big-league experience but none since 2016. Abbott, 26, made his major league debut this season and has an 8.03 ERA in six relief appearances.
–Field Level Media