Each week, CSNChicago.com takes a look at the injury report from both the Cubs and White Sox, presented by Service King.
- Miguel Montero looks to be back soon from his back issue that has forced him out of action since April 24. When Montero is activated - likely sometime this weekend - Tim Federowicz will be sent back down to Triple-A Iowa.
- The Cubs announced a series of surgeries for 40-man roster guys on Friday. Left-handed reliever Zac Rosscup underwent surgery on his left shoulder and won't even pick up a baseball for three months. Right-handed pitcher Andury Acevedo tore the ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season.
- Todd Frazier's scary face injury caused a mini freak-out in White Sox nation earlier this week, but everybody could breathe a collective sigh of relief after the game. Frazier went head-first into the stands and had to receive five stitches, prompting announcer Hawk Harrelson to run down to transform into a sideline reporter.
- The Sox also welcomed back catcher Alex Avila Monday after a strained right hamstring has kept the veteran backstop out of action since late April.
Baseball players don't forget grudges. Javy Baez and Reds pitcher Amir Garrett gave an example of that on Saturday.
Garrett struck out Baez in the seventh inning of the first game of the Cubs-Reds doubleheader. Garrett showed some excitement with the strikeout and then said something to Baez. They both started jawing at each other and suddenly the benches cleared.
At first glance, it looked like Garrett was a bit too excited to get a strikeout with no one on base. Turns out Baez had his own bit of swag for Garrett last year (Friday was the one-year anniversary) in the form of a grand slam at Wrigley Field.
This time Garrett got Baez and wanted to even things up a bit.
Things didn't get too feisty despite the benches clearing, but Anthony Rizzo did rush to Baez's side at some speed. This could be a matchup to keep an eye out for in the future.
Siera Santos, Kelly Crull, and David DeJesus go into the audio archives to break down the biggest games for the Cubs in Cincinnati.
David DeJesus gives us his top 3 ballgames with such gems as The Schwarber Game, The Kris Bryant Game, Starlin Castro’s debut, and Jake Arrieta’s second no hitter.
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