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CHICAGO (AP) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is out of the lineup with a finger injury and could miss this weekend's series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Bryant sprained his left little finger on a headfirst slide in the first inning of Chicago's 8-2 victory at Atlanta on Wednesday. X-rays were negative, but Bryant is experiencing soreness and there is some concern about gripping a bat.
"We're going to do this a day-by-day thing," manager Joe Maddon said before Friday's game against St. Louis. "I really don't know. If I had to guess, probably not tomorrow, too, and possibly on Sunday. But I really don't know."