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Seiya Suzuki to IL, Alexander Canario recalled to Cubs roster

Seiya Suzuki to IL, Alexander Canario recalled Cubs roster originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Chicago Cubs lineup suffered a major blow Monday when the team placed outfielder Seiya Suzuki on the 10-day injured list.

Suzuki, who has three home runs and 13 RBIs this season, was diagnosed with a right oblique strain, which he suffered in Sunday’s win over the Seattle Mariners.

The Cubs made a corresponding roster move ahead of their series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks, recalling outfielder Alexander Canario from Triple-A Iowa.

Suzuki was one of the Cubs’ best hitters early on, totaling seven extra base hits and a .305 batting average in 59 at-bats. His hot start followed a blistering spring training in which he hit six home runs in 37 at-bats for the Cubs.

Canario made his MLB debut last season with the Cubs and collected his first big league home run on a grand slam at Wrigley Field. He had five hits in 17 at-bats for the Cubs during the long run of the season.

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This season at Iowa, Canario has two home runs and seven RBIs, with an on-base percentage of .377, backed by eight walks in 61 at-bats.

The Cubs open a three-game series against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Monday night, with first pitch at 8:40 p.m.

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