Cubs’ C.J. Edwards ‘a real gem’ after season-ending knee injury
Chicago Cubs third baseman C.j.
Edwards will miss the rest of the season after injuring his left knee in the season-opening loss to the Houston Astros.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday that Edwards underwent surgery on the left knee Sunday morning and will miss six to eight weeks.
The 33-year-old is considered a “dynamic and impactful” player, the paper wrote.
The Cubs, who are in the midst of a rebuild, have already had some tough decisions to make at the top of their rotation.
After spending the last three seasons with the New York Mets, Edwards signed with the Cubs as a free agent in 2014.
He hit .287/.343/.476 in 679 plate appearances for the Cubs.
The Mets made Edwards their everyday first baseman and then traded him to the Los Angeles Dodgers for right-handed reliever Dan Jennings.
Jennings spent the next two seasons in the big leagues before being released last June.
The Cubs’ rebuild has been a major success, but it has not gone unnoticed by some fans.
The team’s website had a message of support for Edwards earlier in the day.