CHICAGO -- Top Cubs prospect Kris Bryant returned to Triple-A Iowa's lineup Tuesday, going 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a strikeout against Salt Lake.
Bryant left Saturday's game with a left foot contusion, diagnosed through X-rays that night and an MRI on Sunday.
Bryant was used a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning of Monday's 7-5 loss, but he was lifted for a pinch-runner after drawing a walk. He batted third and played third in his return on Tuesday.
"He's fine. He's doing great -- no issues," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said of Bryant on Tuesday.
Bryant has amassed 40 homers this season between Double-A Tennessee and Iowa, tied for the Minor League lead with Rangers prospect and close friend Joey Gallo. Bryant is batting .307 with 18 homers, 45 RBI and 14 doubles with Iowa, where he's played since being called up from Tennessee on June 19.
Daniel Kramer is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less