#Cubs Bryant pulled because of flu-like symptoms
Even the best ones get sick. Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant left Thursday’s game after two innings because of flu-like symptoms.
The Cubs rookie struck out in the first inning, and was batting .278. He has played every game since called up from Triple-A Iowa on April 17, and was 3-for-10 in his last three games. The third baseman has thrived at Wrigley Field, batting .327 coming into Thursday’s game.
The Cubs began the game short-handed because shortstop Starlin Castro was at a Chicago hospital for the birth of his second child. Addison Russell started at shortstop, and Jonathan Herrera was at second but moved to third when Bryant was pulled.
— Carrie Muskat