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Report: Nico Hoerner could come off IL Sunday

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Nico Hoerner's return to the Cubs lineup could come as soon as Sunday.

According to the Chicago Tribune's Meghan Montemurro and the Sun-Times' Russ Dorsey, Hoerner joined the Cubs in Cincinnati on Saturday, following his rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa.

He's set to take batting practice Saturday and could be activated off the injured list Sunday.

It's good news for the Cubs, who have missed Hoerner's productive, contact bat. He was a big part of the Cubs' offensive turnaround in May before landing on the IL May 26 with a left hamstring strain.

In 21 games this season, Hoerner holds a .338/.405/.432 slash line, all while playing strong defense at second base.

Hoerner played in four games with Iowa on his rehab assignment, which began last Sunday, and went 4-for-14 at the plate.

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