Staff Reporer, Cubs
Since Morel made his MLB debut last week, he’s played four different defensive positions: third base, second, shortstop and center field.
Cubs manager David Ross also provided more information on Caleb Kilian’s timeline for a big-league call-up.
Ross said he took issue with the umpires not meeting to discuss whether Reds reliever Hunter Strickland had intentionally hit Cubs slugger Patrick Wisdom in the ninth inning.
The Cubs activated Nico Hoerner on Wednesday and put catcher Yan Gomes on the 10-day IL.
The Cubs’ power-hitting duo of Patrick Wisdom and Frank Schwindel has combined for eight home runs in the last five games.
Cubs catcher Willson Contreras has been out of the starting lineup with a hamstring injury for three games.
Wisdom has homered in four straight games, a feat no Cub has accomplished since Anthony Rizzo in 2015.
Lefty Wade Miley spent two seasons with the Reds before the Cubs claimed him off waivers this winter.