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Could be left unprotected
Draws praise prior to arbitration
May need offseason surgery
Could debut in 2021
Could be dealt during offseason
Out for balance of season?
Hopes to avoid injured list
Likely signing with Athletics
Callup could be any day now
May be bound for big leagues
Out for remainder of season
Health news encouraging
Bryant, who missed a second straight game Sunday due to a stomach illness, has tested negative for coronavirus repeatedly but remains in MLB's COVID-19 protocol for the time being, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. "It's kind of out of our hands right now," Cubs manager David Ross said. "Just following the protocols through MLB. He really needs to be commended for going in and getting checked out."
Financials a source of frustration?
Chance for Sunday debut?
Rendon (oblique) has an outside chance of making his season debut Sunday or Monday against the Athletics, although he's most likely to play his first game of the season Tuesday versus the Mariners, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. "I talked to him yesterday before the game, I saw him doing some exercises right outside of my office," manager Joe Maddon said. "Very encouraged. He's feeling better. After today's workout we'll have a better indicator for where he's at specifically, but he's definitely making progress."
Viewed as potential trade candidate
Opening Day status in doubt
Manager Joe Maddon is less certain than Rendon (oblique) about the third baseman's status for the Angels' Opening Day matchup against the Athletics on Friday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. "I really don't have any idea," Maddon said. "From his mouth, he says he's actually pretty good, but you don't know with something like this. When I hear these things, day to day, you just be patient. And I don't even want to create conjecture because I really don't know. I want to believe he's gonna be ready but if not, we're gonna have to have a 'Plan B' ready."
Extension offer dangled
Could exploit White Sox pitching
Donaldson, whose Twins will face the division-rival White Sox on 10 occasions due to the unique format of the 2020 schedule, could benefit from the matchup based on his long history of success against Chicago, Sarah Langs of MLB.com reports.
DH role could be perfect fit
Bohm, whose prospects for a 2020 big-league debut would have been uncertain in a normal season, now sees his chances considerably increase with the universal implementation of the designated hitter for the coming campaign, Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com opines.
Team's strongest DH candidate?
Jung Ho Kang
Eyeing return to KBO
Likely healthy when play resumes
Extension talks have begun
Cut after leaving spring training
Being pursued after retirement