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Kris Bryant will miss more games after beaning

Looks like the hit was worse than we thought

Kris Bryant

Kris Bryant | AP

Kris Bryant, who was hit in the head by a pitch on Sunday, was not in the lineup for the Cubs' matinee against the Brewers on Friday, marking the fourth straight game missed by the 2016 NL MVP.

The third baseman has been sidelined since he was hit by a 96-mph fastball from the Rockies' German Marquez on Sunday in Denver. Bryant was able to do full baseball activities before Thursday's game at Wrigley Field, and he was examined by team physician Dr. Stephen Adams.

 

He was scheduled to take part in full baseball activities again on Friday to determine if he'll be able to return for Saturday's game against Milwaukee.

"I'm listening to what his needs are right now," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Thursday. "I'm making sure that the medical procedures are being followed so that we do everything right. ... It's early. I really feel strongly that he's going to be fine but I don't want to push it."

 

Bryant is batting .319 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 19 games.

David Bote was in the lineup to start at third base for Friday's game against the Brewers.

 

Carrie Muskat|MLB.com

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