The Chicago Cubs will get the World Championship next month, but their chances of a third straight championship have been drastically reduced thanks to the injury of their star pitcher.
ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Cubs are no longer expected to make the playoffs this season.
The team is scheduled to host the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.
Olney says that the Giants, who lost their ace to the Cubs, have also been given the all-clear to open the season with a loss, but that the club will be able to make it back to the World Baseball Classic.
The Cubs are coming off a 6-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.