10:04am: Neither Bryant nor Heyward (sore hip) will start Monday, opening the door for Adduci to line up in right field, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com relays.
9:46am: The Cubs have selected outfielder/infielder Jim Adduci’s contract from Triple-A Iowa, giving them a full 40-man roster, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune tweets. In a corresponding move, the Cubs optioned reliever Tim Collins.
This will be the first time in a Chicago uniform for Adduci, whom the team signed to a minors deal over the winter. He previously played in their minor league system from 2007-12.
The 34-year-old didn’t hit much with Iowa this season prior to Monday’s promotion, batting .261/.306/.478 with seven home runs in 147 plate appearances, though he has been hot of late. Adduci will give the Cubs a fourth bench player as they await Kris Bryant’s status. The superstar third baseman/outfielder had to leave the Cubs’ game early on Sunday after colliding with teammate Jason Heyward in the outfield, and it’s unclear whether Bryant will play Monday.
Adduci has spent most of his professional career in the minors, but he did combine for 426 plate appearances with the Rangers and Tigers from 2014-18. However, he only put up a .235/.286/.340 line with five home runs in that span.
And he played in the KBO
Ahhhh!!!! Yes!!!! I love you JIMBO!!!!
How bad is Ian Happ that he’s not getting the call? Serious question. I haven’t kept tabs on him this year.
.235/.358/.406 with 6 hrs in 48 games with Iowa.
1 million strikeouts
I had to look it up to be sure, but yes his dad also played in the bigs and had a similar career of mostly minor leagues with occasional cups of coffee in the bigs. The older Jim Adduci (different middle names so not a Junior/Senior) got into 70 big league games in the 80s with 3 different teams.
Good for him. Loved him when he played for the Tigers. A real gamer.