Top prospect Bryant to have MRI on foot

Top prospect Bryant to have MRI on foot

NEW YORK -- Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant had to leave Saturday's game with Triple-A Iowa before the third inning after apparently aggravating a minor foot injury.

In a game at Principal Park in Des Moines, the 22-year-old third baseman drew a walk in the first against Salt Lake to load the bases. It was his only at-bat of the night. Before the third inning, Bryant headed to the Iowa clubhouse with one of the athletic trainers and did not return to the game. He was taken to a Des Moines hospital for X-rays.

A Cubs spokesman said Saturday night that X-rays on Bryant's left big toe were inconclusive. He will have an MRI on Sunday.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.