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L 4-9
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W 4-3
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Mil 5 - 0 ChC
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Cubs' Darvish looks ready to go on rehab assignment

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs expect Yu Darvish to go on a minor league rehab assignment, assuming he experiences no setbacks after pitching a simulated game on Tuesday.

President of baseball operations Theo Epstein says the Japanese right-hander is "just about ready for the next step" after throwing about 55 pitches. The Cubs will see how he feels on Wednesday.

Sidelined because of triceps and elbow injuries, Darvish has not pitched since he won at Cincinnati on May 20. He is 1-3 with a 4.95 ERA in eight starts after signing a $126 million, six-year deal with the Cubs in February.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Almora Jr..298
HR: J. Báez25
RBI: J. Báez89
SB: J. Báez19
W: J. Lester12
ERA: J. Lester3.89
Saves: B. Morrow22
K: K. Hendricks115
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 6849.581-
Milwaukee 6754.5543
St. Louis 6455.5385
Pittsburgh 6158.5138
Cincinnati 5267.43717
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .265 (2)
Runs: 576 (6)
Hits: 1075 (2)
Home Runs: 122 (21)
Stolen Bases: 49 (19)
OBP: .343 (1)
SLG: .420 (11)
Total Bases: 1707 (10)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.82 (11)
Runs Allowed: 483 (10)
Saves: 35 (6)
Strikeouts: 957 (21)
OpBA: .239 (9)
OBP: .326 (20)
SLG: .381 (5)
Run Support: 4.88 (5)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/12 A. Bass Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
8/12 A. Bass Removed From 10-Day DL (Right mid-thoracic strain)
8/12 A. Bass Outrighted to Minors
8/10 Y. Darvish Transferred to 60-Day DL (Right triceps tendinitis)
8/10 J. De La Rosa Signed as Free Agent ( 2018)(one-year contract)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/3 B. Duensing Left shoulder inflammation (on 10-day DL)
7/24 J. Báez Knee (day-to-day)
7/24 K. Bryant Left shoulder inflammation (on 10-day DL)
7/21 A. Bass off 10-day DL
7/18 B. Morrow Right biceps inflammation (on 10-day DL)
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