MILWAUKEE – The Chicago Cubs today activated outfielder Seiya Suzuki from the 10-day injured list and selected outfielder Narciso Crook for Triple-A Iowa.
The 27-year-old Suzuki hit .245 (34 to 139) with 12 doubles, a triple, four home runs, 21 RBI, a .344 OBP and a .775 OPS in 41 games for the Cubs in his first major league season. As NL Rookie of the Month for April, he was put on the 10-day injury list on May 30 with a sprained left ring finger. In three injury rehab games with Iowa from June 30 to July 2, he went 4-for-9 (.444) with two doubles, a homer and three RBI.
Signed to a five-year contract by the Cubs in March 2022, Suzuki has played the past nine seasons with the Hiroshima Carp of the Japan Central League. Overall, he hit .315 (937 to 2,976) with 182 doubles, 16 triples, 182 homers and 562 RBI in 902 games. The right-handed outfielder is a five-time Nippon Professional Baseball All-Star, five-time Central League Gold Glove Award winner and six-time Best Nine Award recipient.
Crook, 26, made his major league debut on June 30 against Cincinnati and recorded his first hit and RBI that night. He has appeared in four games for the Cubs, going 2-for-8 (.250) with a double and two RBI. In 47 contests with Iowa this season, Crook is batting .268 (42 to 157) with seven doubles, two triples, nine homers and 27 RBI.