Wieck IL move another indication of major pitching need originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Reliever Brad Wieck is the latest Cub to go down with a significant injury this spring heading into a season where concern around pitchers in high.
The Cubs placed Wieck on the 60-day injured list Thursday with a left elbow strain — likely sidelining him for a chunk of the 2022 season.
Wieck felt something in his elbow during a bullpen session this week.
The big left-hander is the third Cub who was expected to be a key contributor on the 2022 pitching staff to sustain a serious injury in recent weeks.
Codi Heuer (Tommy John surgery) is expected to miss the entire season, and Adbert Alzolay (lat) is expected to miss half the season or more.
Teams are on high alert for injuries to pitchers with the quick turnaround to Opening Day following MLB’s lockout.
That doesn’t even count issues related to players’ independent programs during the work stoppage — they were barred from communicating…