The Cubs may have lost one of their best trading chips Friday when David DeJesus suffered a right shoulder sprain in a 6-3 victory over the Mets. Shortly after his three-run triple in the second inning gave the Cubs a 5-0 lead, DeJesus crashed into the wall while attempting to catch Juan Lagares third-inning triple, and writhed in pain on the ground. "I couldn't stop," the center fielder said. "It felt like I ran into the wall and my shoulder just went the other way. It's a tough one. The pressure just didn't want to stop." X-rays on DeJesus showed a sprain, and he will be placed on the 15-day disabled list. Once the swelling goes down an MRI will be taken. All in all, DeJesus said he was lucky. "I'm happy there are no broken bones," he said. "And we'll see how it goes. I'll get back to Chicago and see the docs there and have an MRI." DeJesus said he was "trying to make a play for my boy," referring to pitcher Edwin Jackson. A New Yorker, DeJesus had family and friends at the park. "My mom and dad came down," he said. "It's the third time I've been injured at a New York stadium field. I've had some bad luck here." DeJesus said he tore a ligament in his thumb on a Derek Jeter drive at Yankee Stadium in 2010, and also hurt his shoulder one year later on a Jorge Posada drive and missed a couple of months. "One of my best friends is here and he has been at all three," he said. "He's like 'I don't know if I'm coming any more to check you out.'" Manager Dale Sveum said the Cubs could bring up a relief pitcher immediately before making a decision on which outfielder to bring up from Triple-A Iowa.
DeJesus makes big hit, takes big hit in 6-3 victory
Chicago Tribune | Jun 15