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Jose Lobaton lands on 60-day IL with sprained right shoulder

The Cubs selected Taylor Gushue from Triple-A Iowa. He becomes their fifth backup catcher this season.

The Cubs placed catcher Jose Lobaton on the 60-day injured list.
The Cubs placed catcher Jose Lobaton on the 60-day injured list.
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MILWAUKEE — Another day, another injury to a Cubs backup catcher.

This time it’s Jose Lobaton, who was put on the 60-day injured list with a sprained right shoulder. He suffered the injury on the last play of the Cubs’ 2-1 loss Tuesday as he tried to avoid colliding with Brewers closer Josh Hader and fell on the shoulder as he stumbled.

The Cubs selected catcher Taylor Gushue from Triple-A Iowa to take Lobaton’s place on the roster. Gushue appeared in the big leagues for the first time Wednesday after slashing .272/.328/.440 with five home runs this season at Iowa.

Gushue is the fifth backup catcher the Cubs have used this season. Austin Romine (sprained left wrist), Tony Wolters, P.J. Higgins (strained right flexor/partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in right elbow) and Lobaton are the others.

‘‘You see a guy go down like that and then get out there and see the facial expressions and emotions, it’s just tough,’’ manager David Ross said. ‘‘It is, like, a pretty, pretty severe sprain. He was in some real pain. Hopefully it’s a speedy recovery and he gets back to help us out later.

‘‘Me and [starting catcher] Willson [Contreras] were walking off the field with [Lobaton], shaking our heads. . . . Just a position that we’re short in. Injuries, adversity, these are things that come up during the season that you have to try to overcome. It stinks for the guys to get hurt.’’

Wisdom leaves loss

Infielder Patrick Wisdom was removed during the second inning of the Cubs’ 15-7 loss Wednesday with a bruise around his left eye and neck tightness. He was involved in a collision at first base while trying to corral an errant throw by pitcher Jake Arrieta. After being looked at by the training staff, Wisdom was removed. He was 2-for-2 at the time.

Hoerner may return this weekend

While the Cubs haven’t had the best luck with injuries recently, they might be close to getting second baseman Nico Hoerner back. Hoerner has been on a rehab assignment at Iowa and has gone 2-for-5 during his stint.

Ross didn’t shoot down the notion that Hoerner might be back with the Cubs this weekend in Cincinnati.

‘‘I think it’s a possibility,’’ Ross said. ‘‘We’ll see. All good signs, but the more and more guys go down, the more it’s a possibility.’’

Futures Game selections

Top prospect Brennen Davis was picked to play in the Futures Game during All-Star festivities in Denver. Davis, who recently was promoted to Double-A Tennessee, is the Cubs’ highest-ranked position-player prospect and the No. 45 prospect in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline. He’s slashing .255/.368/.396 with three homers this season.

Right-hander Manny Rodriguez also was selected for the game. He was promoted to Iowa on Sunday and has a 2.03 ERA in 13 games this season.