The Cubs announced after Friday’s win over the Mets that David DeJesus will be placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday with a right shoulder sprain. The Cubs are hoping that DeJesus is sidelined for only a couple of weeks. X-rays revealed the shoulder sprain and the team will know the full extent of the injury after the swelling subsides and he is able to undergo a MRI.
DeJesus crashed into the padded wall in right center during the third inning of Friday’s game trying to catch a fly ball. DeJesus hit the wall at full speed and lay on the warning track writhing in pain for a couple of minutes while he was attended to by the trainer, coaching staff and teammates.
Following the game, DeJesus said it felt like his shoulder went the other way when he hit the wall and is very thankful that he did not break any bone.
The Cubs are not sure if they will add an outfielder or a relief pitcher to take DeJesus’ spot on the active roster. Dale Sveum said Ryan Sweeney will receive a bulk of the playing time, if not all of it, while DeJesus is out.