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Cubs activate outfielder Seiya Suzuki after lengthy IL stint

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May 26, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Chicago Cubs right fielder Seiya Suzuki (27) slides safely after stealing second base against the Cincinnati Reds during the third inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs activated Seiya Suzuki from the 10-day injured list Monday after the outfielder missed more than a month with a finger injury.

The Cubs optioned OF Narciso Crook to Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move.

Suzuki last played May 26, when he stole second base and jammed his left hand on the bag.

Suzuki, 27, has four home runs and 21 RBIs with a .245 batting average in 41 games for Chicago.

Suzuki is in his first season with the Cubs after signing a five-year deal worth $85 million in March. The Cubs also paid a $14.625 million posting fee to his Japanese league team.

Crook, 26, was batting .250 with two RBIs in four games with the Cubs.

–Field Level Media