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Cubs News: The injury bug is testing this team’s depth early on

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The Chicago Cubs came into this season as a team without a ton of quality depth on the surface. While players like Eric Sogard, David Bote and Jake Marisnick all had a good spring training, it was hard to see all of them as key contributors. Pitching was far more frightening coming in, though, losing most of their rotation to free agency or trades and relying on a mix-and-match bullpen approach.

Well, recent injuries have been stretching this team even thinner than they already were. It all began with injuries to Joc Pederson and Austin Romine that necessitated the return of Nico Hoerner and the signing of Tony Wolters.