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Javier Baez | Second Baseman | #9

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (9) / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Javier Baez had an RBI double and stole a base in Tuesday's win over the Rays.
He also added a single on the night. The stolen base was Baez's 10th of the season, which is two shy of how many he pilfered last year. The young infielder is now batting .292 in the second half. Sep 19 - 10:09 PM

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Cubs manager Joe Maddon said that Javier Baez is OK after he suffered an apparent left thumb injury Friday.

Baez jammed his thumb into the ground while making a play in the field in the top of the eighth inning and looked very uncomfortable in striking out in the bottom of the frame. The thumb was already taped up, so it appears it might be something Baez has been dealing with. It's worth keeping an eye on but it sounds like he'll attempt to play through it.
Sep 15 - 5:52 PM

Javier Baez went 4-for-5 with a home run and three runs scored during a 17-5 win over the Mets on Wednesday.

He cracked a solo bomb off reliever Chasen Bradford in the seventh inning and added three singles in the ballgame, bumping his slash line to .274/.317/.489 with 22 home runs and 69 RBI in 130 games. He's chipped in nine stolen bases as well.
Sep 14 - 1:52 AM

Javier Baez (thumb) has returned to the Cubs' lineup Monday against the Pirates.

Baez jammed his left thumb on his head-first slide into second base on Sunday (in addition to experiencing some blurred vision), so the Cubs wanted to play it safe with him on Monday. He'll bat sixth Tuesday in his return against lefty Steven Brault.
Sep 5 - 2:58 PM

Javier Baez was scratched from Monday's lineup with soreness in his left thumb.

The focus was on Baez's eye after he took a knee to the face on a head-first slide Sunday, but he apparently also hurt his thumb on the play. The good news is that he could be available off the bench. Consider him day-to-day. Mike Freeman will fill in at shortstop.
Sep 4 - 12:38 PM

Javier Baez (eye) is in Monday's lineup against the Pirates.

Baez came down with some blurred vision after taking a knee to the right eye on a play at second base on Sunday, but fortunately he didn't suffer a concussion. He'll hit eighth against Chad Kuhl in Monday's game.
Sep 4 - 12:17 PM

Javier Baez (eye) could be available on Monday after taking a knee to the head on a stolen base attempt during Sunday's game.

Baez did not suffer a concussion during the incident, but did experience blurred vision after taking the knee to his eye. The Cubs are waiting on further tests to confirm Baez's availability for Monday, but manager Joe Maddon classified the injury as minor.
Sep 3 - 5:25 PM

Javier Baez departed Sunday's game against the Braves after taking a knee to the head on a stolen base attempt.

Baez initially remained in the game, but he called for the trainer after taking the field for defense and was then removed. He'll no doubt go through concussion testing, and the Cubs should have an update on him later Sunday.
Sep 3 - 3:04 PM

Javier Baez went 2-for-5 with two RBI, two stolen bases and three runs scored in a lopsided win over the Pirates on Wednesday.

He reached base on an error in the second inning, stole second base and advanced to third on an errant throw, then stole home. He drove in two runs with a double as the Cubs piled it on in a seven-run fifth inning. The 24-year-old infielder has a .271 batting average with 20 home runs, 64 RBI and eight stolen bases in 118 games.
Aug 31 - 12:38 AM

Javier Baez launched a two-run homer and added an RBI single in Friday's win over the Blue Jays.

Baez plated a run with a single in the second inning and gave the Cubs some much needed insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth with a long two-run shot off of Tim Mayza. The 24-year-old now has an even 20 home runs on the season, and half of them have come since the All-Star break. He's also hitting .308 in the second half.
Aug 18 - 6:21 PM

Javier Baez belted his 18th home run of the season on Monday night against the Reds.

Baez finished the game 2-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI, after going 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs scored, and three RBI in Sunday's series finale against the Diamondbacks. The 24-year-old infielder has been scorching hot in August.
Aug 15 - 12:13 AM

Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Baez socked a three-run home run in the eighth inning to give the Cubs some breathing room from what had been a tight 2-1 game. The 24-year-old infielder is working to a .270/.310/.491 triple-slash with 17 homers and 52 RBI for the season as a whole.
Aug 13 - 8:12 PM

Javier Baez hit homer No. 16, an inside-the-park shot off the wall in right-center, in the win over the Giants on Monday.

The blast would have left a lot of yards, but not AT&T Park. Still, it eluded Carlos Moncrief for long enough to Baez to race around and barely beat the throw home. Baez has three homers in six games this month, all of them coming with men on (two two-run homers, one three-run shot). He's hitting .359 with six homers in the second half, raising his OPS from .745 to .804. He should be an everyday player while Addison Russell is out.
Aug 8 - 1:20 AM

Javier Baez belted a two-run homer in Friday's loss to the Nationals.

Baez drills a long one into the left-center field bleachers off of Tanner Roark in the seventh inning to cut the Cubs' deficit to one, but they wouldn't get any closer. He's in line to see regular starts at shortstop while Addison Russell (foot) is sidelined.
Aug 4 - 5:18 PM

Javier Baez blasted a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Baez's dinger off of T.J. McFarland in the sixth inning was the Cubs piling on at that point, as it increased their lead to 15-3 at the time. The dinger was his 14th of the season and was his only hit in five trips to the plate.
Aug 1 - 11:58 PM

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Alex Avila
3Rene Rivera
4Victor Caratini
5Taylor Davis
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Ian Happ
CF1Jon Jay
2Albert Almora
3Leonys Martin
RF1Jason Heyward
2Mike Freeman
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Jake Arrieta
4Kyle Hendricks
5John Lackey
6Jen-Ho Tseng
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Justin Wilson
4Pedro Strop
5Hector Rondon
6Koji Uehara
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Felix Pena
10Dillon Maples
11Rob Zastryzny
12Mike Montgomery