Cubs’ Wade Miley returns to Cincinnati, Reds to acknowledge their 2021 season

CINCINNATI— wade mileyThe son of had a special request Monday, with the family visiting Cincinnati for the Cubs’ four-game series against the veteran left-hander’s former team. Jeb wanted Graeter’s ice cream for lunch.

“When we lived here, it was probably three or four days a week, at 9 at night, my wife or Jeb would say, ‘Hey, let’s go to Graeter’s,'” Miley recalled. “And we would take off.”

So on Monday, they had ice cream for lunch.

Miley isn’t scheduled to pitch in the four-game series, but on Tuesday, Cincinnati plans to award him the Reds’ Most Outstanding Pitcher for 2021 award, as voted on by the local BBWAA chapter. The Cubs claimed Miley off waivers from the Reds this winter as Cincinnati plunged into a rebuild.

The Cubs (16-24) and Reds (12-28) entered the game Monday as two of the last three teams in the division, along with the Pirates (16-24).

“I think [Reds general manager] nick krall he knows what he’s doing,” Miley said. “I think she has a plan and I wish them nothing but the best.”

The Reds’ roster looks a lot different from the end of last season, but Miley still knows some players from across the field. She ran off the dugout during afternoon batting practice to say hello. mike mustakas. Y joey votto he notably remained on the team during the turmoil of the offseason.

“During the COVID season, you spent a lot of time with your teammates because we were in a bubble,” Miley said. “So, we were dating and we had no choice. … So we got really close. We find ways to have fun and enjoy those moments.”

Contreras out of the lineup

pup manager david-ross said he trusted the recipient Willson Contreras will avoid the disabled list after leaving Saturday’s game with a right hamstring strain. He was out of the starting lineup on Monday and his status held up from day to day.

“We’re going to see how he’s doing, get out there, move around a little bit,” Ross said Monday afternoon. “We will give him a couple of days to rest.”

Hoerner approaching the return

Cubs shortstop Nico Hörner he’s “close” to returning from the 10-day IL (sprained right ankle), Ross said. Hoerner fielded ground balls and took batting practice before Monday’s game.

“Hopefully, in a few days, we’ll see,” Ross said.

In other injury news…

Cubs second baseman Nick Madrigal he’s progressing toward a rehab stint, but Ross didn’t give a timetable for when he’ll start, saying the Cubs will continue to monitor him. Time in Triple-A could also help Madrigal get back in shape at the plate after starting the season with an unusually low .203 batting average.

cubs gardener clint frazier (appendicitis) is five games into his rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa, hitting .176 in 17 at-bats. Ross said he had no idea how many games Frazier will need before he returns.

lefty puppies Sean Newcomb (sprained left ankle) is scheduled to begin a Triple-A rehab season Tuesday.

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