The Chicago Cubs enter the final week of the regular season still holding out hope that they can chase down an NL wild-card spot but knowing they likely will have to do it without slugger Kris Bryant.
Bryant’s agent, Scott Boras, said he wishes that weren’t the case and believes Major League Baseball is to blame.
Bryant sprained his right ankle after landing awkwardly on a wet first-base bag while trying to beat a double play against the Cardinals on Sunday at Wrigley Field.
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An MRI on Monday revealed a Grade 2 sprain, a source told ESPN’s Jesse Rogers, putting the third baseman’s availability for the Cubs’ final six games in doubt.
Boras questioned why major league officials haven’t done more to ensure player safety.
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