The last thing the Cubs want is another member of their bullpen getting injured. Monday, just that apparently happened.
Mike Montgomery came on in relief of Cole Hamels Monday in the fifth inning. Before throwing a single pitch, though, Montgomery called for the Cubs dugout to come to the mound to check on him. He exited the game soon thereafter, with left-hander Kyle Ryan coming on in his place.
Montgomery exited the game with left middle finger discomfort, according to ESPN's Jesse Rogers.
Mike Montgomery left with 'discomfort in his left middle finger.' No blister. being checked out, per Cubs— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) May 27, 2019
The Cubs are already without Brandon Morrow and Pedro Strop, though Strop is nearing a return from a left hamstring strain. He is currently on the 10-day injured list though, while Morrow is on the 60-day IL following a setback from offseason elbow surgery. If he's forced to miss any time, the Cubs surely will feel Montgomery's absence, as he has given the team four outings of at least two innings.