Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday that Javier Baez is "getting close" to reporting to Triple-A Iowa.
Javier Baez will take a leave of absence from Triple-A Iowa following the death of his sister.
Cubs optioned INF Javier Baez to Triple-A Iowa.
Javier Baez went 1-for-2, raising his spring average to .150 in Saturday's 3-1 victory over the Athletics.
Javier Baez had a rough day at the dish in Friday's loss to the Reds, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
Javier Baez is 0-for-9 with six strikeouts so far in the Puerto Rican Winter League playoffs.
Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said Saturday that Javier Baez "has to earn his playing time."
Javier Baez will begin playing in the Puerto Rican Winter League on December 11.
Javier Baez is projected to be the Cubs' starting second baseman next season.
Javier Baez went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI singles, a stolen base, and two runs scored as the Cubs defeated the Brewers on Friday.
Javier Baez went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored against the Pirates on Sunday.
Javier Baez launched a solo homer Friday against the Pirates.
Javier Baez finished 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base, but the Cubs were handed a loss by the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Javier Baez went hitless in a third straight game Monday and is in a 2-for-33 slump.