Cubs' Reliever Is Out Indefinitely

Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant reacts after striking out in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Chicago, Friday, April 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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MESA, Ariz. (AP) MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Chicago Cubs reliever Brad Wieck has had surgery for an abnormal heart flutter and is out indefinitely.  The team says an irregular heartbeat was discovered during the 28-year-old left-hander’s spring training physical. Subsequent tests showed an intermittent atrial flutter.  Wieck underwent a cardiac ablation at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago on Monday and returned to Arizona two days later. Wieck had a 5.71 ERA over 44 appearances for San Diego and Chicago last season. He had a 3.60 ERA in 14 games with the Cubs.

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