Cubswin11 wrote:Pretty sure he's going on a rehab assignment soon.
That was Bryant and he already relapsed.
He's done 1, if not 2, sim games in the last weekish.
There was a July 15 article claiming he hoped to do a minor league rehab starting in one week (which would have been a week ago).
He did a sim game a week after that article, July 22 and was supposedly set to do another July 26. But 6 days later this article game out.https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/cubs/ ... back-mound
“He threw on the side the other day,” Joe Maddon said. “I didn't get anything negative. I didn't get to watch it because I was kind of busy, but nobody said anything bad about it. It ended up not being a sim game, that's all I know. But there was nothing, not like he's hurting, I didn't get any of that.”
“His next step will be a sim game, it sounds like,” Theo Epstein said. “Trying to pick the right day as we figure out his timing and go off how he's feeling too.”
The natural progression after a sim game would be sending him out on a rehab start, but the Cubs aren't pushing it. They're going to let Smyly take his time to get back to the mound.
“I mean, it'll depend on how he's feeling and how it goes,” said Epstein. “We don't want to rush into a rehab assignment because then you start the clock, and there's no rush. We'll make sure he's really good and ready.”
So he's not close.