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Cubs' Cody Bellinger heads to injured list with fractured ribs

ByABC News
April 24, 2024, 5:49 PM

Chicago Cubs outfielder Cody Bellinger has two fractured ribs and is heading to the injured list, manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday.

Bellinger, a two-time All-Star selection, crashed into the center-field wall during Tuesday's game while tracking a fly ball hit by Houston's Yainer Diaz that went for a double and scored Kyle Tucker. He left the game an inning later.

Counsell said after Tuesday's game that the X-rays on Bellinger were clean, but an MRI on Wednesday revealed the injury. A timeframe of his return in unclear, Counsell said.

In a corresponding move, the Cubs called up Pete Crow-Armstrong, their top prospect.

Bellinger, in the midst of a seven-game hitting streak, is batting .226 with five home runs and 17 RBIs.

Crow-Armstrong, 22, made his MLB debut last September and went 0-for-14 with three walks. He's batting .203 with two home runs, five doubles and seven RBIs at Triple-A Iowa this season.

Field Level Media contributed to this report.