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Cubs activate David Bote off IL, designate Andrew Romine for assignment

11 months agoAndy Martinez

David Bote is back on the Cubs roster after a freak injury.

Bote sprained his ankle on August 27 at Guaranteed Rate Field before the Cubs’ series opener against the White Sox. While running from third to home prior to the game, Bote slipped on a baseball that was difficult to see since it was on a white painted ad on the grass. He fell to the ground in audible pain and was placed on the 10-day IL.

He was in a boot, but Thursday was running the bases and partaking in baseball activities. He ran through a series of pregame drills on Monday prior to the series opener against the Reds and the Cubs said he “checked all the boxes.”

Bote has 8 home runs and 32 RBI this season.

To make room on the 28-man roster, the Cubs designated Andrew Romine for assignment. Romine hit .183 with a home run and 2 doubles in 26 games with the Cubs this season. He was able to play with his younger brother, Austin, and formed the battery with him in a game in August.

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