Chicago Cubs plane diverted to Albuquerque for medical issue

Chicago Cubs plane diverted to Albuquerque for medical issue

According to the Cubs, the team resumed its journey to Los Angeles around 11 a.m.

The Chicago Cubs were slated to arrive in Los Angeles Friday morning, but it appears they didn't make it all the way there as their plane was diverted to New Mexico - and they're still there. One need only relive Thursday's "funhouse mirror weird" Game 5 of the divisional series to realize that.

The patient's medical situation was not life-threatening, MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports.

WSCR-670 the Score reported that the plane landed in Albuquerque around 6:30 a.m. and the team has been on the ground for three-plus hours.

Jiron said the crew flying the plane "timed out" and didn't have any more flying time left, so a second crew had to be brought in to take the flight to Los Angeles.

The Cubs will play the Dodgers Saturday in Game 1 of the NLCS at 8:08 p.m. ET.