The Cubs have long been targeting July 22 for a Matt Duffy return, both because that was the first day he was eligible to return from the 60-day IL (back), and also because that was the timeline by which he would have had plenty of time to test things out at Triple-A Iowa.
That testing took place, all must’ve gone well, and Duffy is back with the Cubs in anticipation of an activation tomorrow:
Matt Duffy is expected to be activated tomorrow, as long as he still feels good coming out of today. He’s with the team in St. Louis. #Cubs
— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) July 21, 2021
The obvious questions upon Duffy’s return: whose spot on the roster does he take, and whose job in the lineup does he take?