CHICAGO — Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was out of the lineup for Sunday’s 6-1 victory over the crosstown Chicago White Sox because of fatigue in his left shoulder.
Bryant, 26, was on the disabled list from July 26 to Sept. 1 with left shoulder inflammation. He missed time earlier in the season with the same issue.
Manager Joe Maddon says Bryant’s shoulder is “a little bit fatigued; not hurting, just fatigued.” Maddon says he wants to be proactive with the 2016 NL MVP.
Bryant went 1-for-5 in Chicago’s 8-3 victory over the crosstown White Sox on Saturday night. He is batting .276 with 12 homers and 49 RBIs in a career-low 96 games this year.
David Bote started at third and was 1 for 4 with an RBI.