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Injuries to Cubs Force Jim Hendry’s Hand

Published by on May 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Coming into the 2009 season, the Cubs had three injury-prone players penciled into the starting lineup.

Starting right fielder Milton Bradley has only gone injury-free in two of his last eight seasons. Those years (2004 and 2008) happen to be the only two seasons he has played in more than 101 games or hit more than 14 home runs.

He has totaled 341 days on the disabled list over those eight years (an average of 57 days per injured season).

Starting first baseman Derrek Lee spent exactly 100 days away from the Cubs in 2006 with a wrist injury. He hasn't been the same hitter since.

This season, he had to decline an invitation to play in the World Baseball Classic due to a quad injury and has recen...

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