The Cubs received good news on Friday when an MRI on C.J. Edwards’ right shoulder revealed fatigue and inflammation, but no structural damage. According to multiple reports, C.J. Edwards will rest for two weeks before starting a throwing program.
Edwards cut a scheduled bullpen session short on Wednesday after feeling discomfort in his right shoulder. The Cubs flew him to Chicago to meet with Dr. Stephen Gryzlo on Thursday. After meeting with the team doctor, the team decided to have him undergo an MRI on Friday morning.
Jed Hoyer addressed the decision the Cubs made to have Edwards examined after cutting his throwing session short during his weekly spot with David Kaplan on Friday morning. Hoyer said the team did not want to take any chances with him and wanted to make sure everything was okay with his shoulder.
The Sun-Times reported C.J. Edwards will be out for more than a month. The Cubs have not given a timetable on a possible return.
C.J. Edwards tweeted Friday afternoon, “Great news today. Rest, then back at it again.”
The next update on Edwards should be in two weeks once he begins his throwing program at the Cubs’ facility in Mesa.