Bryant (finger) back in Cubs lineup vs. Cards


Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is in the lineup for Saturday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals after sitting out Friday due to a left finger injury.

Bryant sprained his finger on a headfirst slide in the first inning Wednesday against Atlanta. X-rays were negative, but Bryant had been experiencing soreness and there was some concern about gripping a bat.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon initially had expressed doubt about Bryant playing Saturday.

The 25-year-old Bryant is hitting .275 with 19 homers and 40 RBIs in 88 games. He is batting second in Chicago’s lineup Saturday.

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