• Shortstop Nico Hoerner takes a big-picture approach to his health while eyeing a return to the Chicago Cubs this season

    11 days ago - By Bésame

    Twenty minutes before the sky opened above PNC Park, the cool fall weather in full force, Nico Hoerner manned his position at shortstop.
    Hoerner had not made on-field throws from his position since Sept. 11, when imaging revealed he suffered a mild-to-moderate right triceps strain. The injury didn't occur on a singular throw, rather during a diving attempt on a ball up the middle.
    “When it happened, it wasn't like, ‘Dang, I'm hurt. I'm going to miss a lot of time,' ” Hoerner said Thursday. “That's not how it felt when it happened.... There's always going to be things playing how I play...
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