Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is back in the starting lineup Wednesday but the club will remain prudent with his sore left elbow.
Bryant missed Tuesday's 8-5 win over Cincinnati due to the ailment, which affects him on the extension of his swing. The Cubs said Wednesday he first felt the soreness in the middle of last weekend's series against the Brewers and has been managing it since.
"We're staying on top of it. I think the elbow felt a little bit better [Wednesday]," Cubs manager David Ross said. "It's something we'll probably have to manage a little bit just to make sure he's good on a daily basis. That's one of those things that is a part of just about every swing."
In a shortened season, the Cubs can't afford to lose Bryant for any extended stretch. They'll monitor him on a regular basis to make sure he doesn't aggravate the ailment.
"You gotta make sure that thing doesn't flare up and get too aggravated - that's obviously why the day off yesterday," Ross said. "We'll stay on top of it. He feels good enough to play today, so we'll take that day to day.
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