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BREAKING: Canario Up, Suzuki To The 10-Day IL

Before the Cubs kick off the final leg of their nine-game west coast trip, the Cubs made a bit of a shocking roster move, calling up outfielder Alexander Canario and moving Seiya Suzuki to the 10-day injured list with an oblique strain.

It's hard to identify when Suzuki had an oblique issue as he played in all three games against Seattle going 4-12 with a home run. In my own opinion, I don't think this is a very serious injury only because Suzuki missed zero time before going to the IL and still performed fairly well in that time. Suzuki was arguably the Cub's best hitter to start the 2024 season hitting .305/.368/.525 with 3HR and 13RBI's. Losing Suzki in the two-hole has a chance to greatly impact the lineup; hopefully, Cody Bellinger and Dansby Swanson will be able to be the muscle in the Cubs lineup along with rookie first-baseman Michael Busch.

Replacing Suzuki on the 26-man roster will be the 23-year-old outfielder Alexander Canario. Canario made his first big league appearance last season appearing in six games having a slash line of .294/.294/.647 and hitting one home run with six RBIs. The Cub's number 10 prospect will not be in the lineup for tonight's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, but I'd expect him to be in the lineup against a left-hander.

Losing Seyia will be a tough break for the Cubs, but being able to call up a top bat like Canrario just shows the depth the Cubs have in the farm system and the MLB bench. Mike Tuchman will more than likely get most of the time in RF, but again Canario could fill against left-handing starting painting.

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