Cubs reliever Nick Vardy He underwent an appendectomy on Wednesday and is expected to be out of action for at least a few weeks. But he was already back in the clubhouse Wednesday afternoon.
“For me, this is an easy surgery,” said Burdy, who has had two Tommy John surgeries and surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, to name a few.
His wife Rebecca also said she was thrown off when she got home from the hospital and continued to use her arm.
“Because when I fall, it’s usually with my arms,” Bourdi said. “So this is never a concern.”
This first phase of recovery focuses on allowing the incision to heal.
Vardy, from Hinsdale, Illinois, made his Cubs debut last week. It was his first major league appearance since 2020 due to his arm injury. He allowed three runs in three innings and threw the fastest pitch (160.6mph) of any Cubs pitcher since 2016.
The Cubs have had three players undergo appendectomies in the past three seasons. Right arm in 2021 Trevor Williams Missed 5 weeks. following year, Clint Frazier I stayed in IL for three and a half weeks.
Cubs optional third baseman Nick Madrigal Heads to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday to make room on roster Kyle Hendricksthe Cubs activated from 15-day IL and made their season debut on Thursday.
“Just try to get him back on track, really,” said the manager. David Ross Said. “He’s started swinging the bat pretty well, and there’s a lot of players at third base who are competing for playing time, but there’s not a lot of room for that skill set at the moment.”
Madrigal converted from second base to third base earlier this season and looked comfortable in his new position. Offensively, he got off to a strong start to the season, batting .345 in his first 12 games. But since then, his batting average is .203.
Madrigal will play both third and second base in Triple-A, Ross said.