The Cubs, like every other MLB team, have no idea how the 60-game sprint that will (hopefully) be the 2020 season will look like and obviously health is a key, especially when there’s no room to falter. Yet, the Cubs have already been dealt an injury to their starting rotation and it comes before the team’s first summer camp workout.
Left-handed starter Jose Quintana has been shut down for two weeks after cutting his left thumb while washing dishes in his home. He suffered nerve damage that required surgery.
Someone get/fix Jose’s dishwasher please!
So, with Opening Day scheduled in three weeks Quintana isn’t going to be ready for the start of the season and who knows how much longer he’ll need considering there’s already been a three-month long layoff. Add in that there’s no minor league season, which means no traditional ways to ease back into game action.
Right-handed pitcher Alec Mills will surely take Quintana’s spot in the rotation to begin the shortened season. Mills was battling for the final rotation spot in spring training and was pitching great down in Arizona.