Cubs Option David Bote To Triple-A

Setup man Steve Cishek is expected to be activated Tuesday.

August 19, 2019 - 10:26 pm

(670 The Score) The Cubs optioned infielder David Bote to Triple-A Iowa on Monday evening.

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The move was made as the return of setup man Steve Cishek looms. Cishek has been sidelined by a hip injury since Aug. 9 and is expected to be activated Tuesday, when the Cubs open a six-game homestand by hosting the Giants at Wrigley Field.

Bote is hitting .257 with 10 homers, 40 RBIs and a .781 OPS in 106 games. His demotion to Triple-A was a bit of a surprise, as he was performing well in August in his usual part-time role, hitting .400 with a 1.056 OPS in his last 14 games.