Chicago Cubs pitcher Smyly getting rehab start in South Bend May 21

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- World Series champion and current Chicago Cubs pitcher Drew Smyly is expected to make a rehab assignment start with the South Bend Cubs on Tuesday night at Four Winds Field, Chicago Cubs manager Craig Counsell said Monday.

This will be his third career start with the local team, having pitched in South Bend twice before on Aug. 30, 2018, and July 4, 2022. He spent time with the Atlanta Braves and won a World Series with the team in 2021. 

The 34-year-old's last start came at Wrigley Field on April 21 and he was put on the injured list on April 23 due to a right hip impingement.

It was not announced how long he will be with the South Bend Cubs.

"Smyly will be the first Chicago Cubs player to rehab in South Bend this season," the South Bend Cubs said in a statement. "In April, 40-man roster member Brennen Davis played in a week’s worth of rehab games, before rejoining the Iowa Cubs. In 2022, South Bend hosted both Smyly, as well as lefty Wade Miley (twice) for rehab performances. Smyly’s outing this week would be the 17th total Major League rehab assignment since the club became a Cubs affiliate in 2015."

The game starts at 6:05 p.m. 

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