All is not lost for Nico Hoerner, the Cubs’ first pick in the June amateur draft who will be sidelined for the rest of the summer because of a left elbow injury.
Hoerner, who batted .327 (16-for-49) this summer at three minor-league affiliates, will be invited to participate in the team’s Instructional League in Arizona during the latter part of September, Jaron Madison, Cubs’ director of player development, confirmed Saturday.
Hoerner, a shortstop, continued his ascent with Class A South Bend, where he batted .400 (6-for-15) with one home run in four games. Hoerner, 21, hurt his elbow while diving for a ball.
Hoerner will start his rehabilitation on Monday in Arizona, Madison said.>>