Cubs’ David Bote leaves game with shoulder injury

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Bote leaves game with shoulder injury originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Cubs infielder David Bote left the Cubs' 10-2 win against the Reds on Saturday after separating his left shoulder on the base paths.

After announcing Bote's diagnosis, Cubs manager David Ross went on to say that the Cubs medical staff had popped Bote's shoulder back into place and he was icing it. Bote will go through further tests and evaluation in the coming days.

In the fourth inning, Bote reached first base on a hit by pitch. Up to bat next, Eric Sogard hit a groundball to first base. Bote slid next to second base as the Reds attempted to turn a double play.

As he slid past the bag, Bote reached back with his left arm and quickly recoiled it. He remained on the ground after Sogard beat the throw to first. Bote was helped off the field, an athletic trainer supporting his hanging left arm.

The Reds challenged the safe call at first. After a review, Bote was called for interference and the play ruled a double play.

The next inning, Patrick Wisdom replaced Bote at third base.

"You do feel bad for the players," Ross said. "I guess it's part of the season. But I'm thankful for the guys that are coming up, playing hard and having success. ... That's the sign of a good organization, when you can get guys from the minors, and they come up, fit right in, have good at-bats."

The Cubs already have seven players on the 10-day IL and three more on the 60-day IL. In addition, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has missed the last four games with lower back tightness.

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