Chris Denorfia OF CHC 3 weeks ago

Denorfia is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

Denorfia is expected to see a major cut in playing time in the near future, and that will start Sunday following the activation of Jorge Soler (ankle). A .319 season batting average should keep the 34-year-old Denorfia in the mix as a fourth outfielder, but his utility in season-long formats will significantly diminish.

Chris Denorfia OF CHC 3 weeks ago

With Jorge Soler (ankle) due back Sunday, Denorfia's days as an everyday outfielder may be numbered.

Denorfia will likely stay on the active roster and could play a lot of left field as a result, but right field belongs to Soler.

Chris Denorfia OF CHC 1 month ago

Denorfia went 2-for-5 with his first homer of the year, four RBI and two runs in Wednesday's rout of the Indians.

The 34-year-old outfielder has been stunningly productive in a part-time role for the Cubs, as he's hitting a ridiculous .396, but it'd been mostly singles until Wednesday. He started against righty Shawn Marcum in this one, possibly indicating an increased short-term role while Jorge Soler (ankle) remains out.

Chris Denorfia OF CHC 2 months ago

Denorfia is out of Thursday's lineup against the Reds.

Denorfia will get the day off Thursday following three straight starts between left and right field after his activation off the disabled list. Junior Lake will slot in right field, while Chris Coghlan is in left.

Chris Denorfia OF CHC 2 months ago

Denorfia will start in right field Sunday against the Nationals.

Denorfia was reinstated from the disabled list Sunday morning, and manager Joe Maddon will waste no time getting him into the starting lineup. Junior Lake, who has made five straight starts (5-for-19 over that span) will take a seat to make room in the lineup. Denorfia is a likely candidate to take reps away from Lake in the short term, or at least until Jorge Soler (ankle) returns from the disabled list.

Chris Denorfia OF CHC 2 months ago

Denorfia (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Sunday.

Denorfia hasn't been available to the Cubs since early-May, but will will now have a chance to compete for regular playing time. With Jorge Soler (ankle) expected to miss approximately three weeks, the right-handed Denorfia should challenge Junior Lake for reps in right field. Prior to suffering the injury, Denorfia had been 9-for-21 at the plate with a double and an RBI.

Chris Denorfia OF CHC 2 months ago

Denorfia (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee on Thursday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

Denorfia is ready to resume playing after recovering from his hamstring injury. It's not clear how many rehab games he will need before returning to the big club, but expect him to resume his role as a reserve outfielder when he does.

Chris Denorfia OF CHC 2 months ago

Denorfia (hamstring) remains sidelined but is getting closer to returning to action, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

The update on Denorfia's status from manager Joe Maddon was rather vague, but it would seem he is making progress with his hamstring. While Denorfia is moving in the right direction, a target date for his return remains uncertain.

Chris Denorfia OF CHC 3 months ago

Denorfia (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

A corresponding move was not immediately announced, and while Matt Szczur is expected to get the call, Szczur was still not with the team about three hours before Tuesday's game. Denorfia left Monday's game after aggravating a hamstring injury and is without a set timetable for a return.

Chris Denorfia OF CHC 3 months ago

Denorfia (hamstring) will be placed on the DL, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Denorfia prematurely exited Monday's game against the Cardinals when he aggravated a previous hamstring injury that kept him off the field for almost a month ahead of the season. Matt Szczur will be called up to replace Denorfia's spot on the roster but Junior Lake is the favorite to actually assume Denorfia's place in the lineup moving forward.