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Javier Baez | Second Baseman | #9

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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 went 2-for-3 with two solo blasts in a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday.
Both of the blasts came off of Alex Wood, one in the second and one in the fifth. Baez has struggled to hit for average in this postseason, but he's now slugging .889 for this series, which is good. With his bat speed, he can turn any pitch on any part of the plate out of the park. Baez and the Cubs will look to stay alive and take the series to Los Angeles in Game 5 on Thursday. Thu, Oct 19, 2017 12:21:00 AM

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Javier Baez is out of the Cubs' starting lineup for Game 3 of the NLCS on Tuesday versus the Dodgers.

Baez is 0-for-19 with eight strikeouts and two walks so far in the 2017 playoffs. Ben Zobrist will start at second base and bat leadoff Tuesday night against Los Angeles right-hander Yu Darvish.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 04:16:00 PM

Javier Baez went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts on Thursday to finish the NLDS without a hit.

Baez went 0-for-13 with one walk while starting four of the five games of the series. The Cubs will probably keep him in there against the Dodgers because of his defense, but his struggles will give them something to think about.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 12:53:00 AM

Javier Baez is in the starting lineup for Game 4 of the NLDS against the Nationals on Tuesday.

That's assuming the weather cooperates. Ben Zobrist will make the start in right field while Jon Jay and Kyle Schwarber complete the rest of the outfield. The full lineup against Tanner Roark: Jay CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Willson Contreras C, Zobrist RF, Schwarber LF, Addison Russell SS, Baez 2B, Jake Arrieta SP.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 12:50:00 PM

Javier Baez (knee) is back in the Cubs' starting lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Baez was limited to pinch-hitting duties on Tuesday night after fouling a ball off his right knee Monday. He'll start at second base and bat sixth Wednesday versus Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 02:24:00 PM

Javier Baez (knee) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Tuesday night's loss to the Cardinals.

The ninth-inning strikeout actually ended the game, stranding two runners in the nail-biting 8-7 defeat for the Cubs. They could have clinched the National League Central had Baez managed a base hit. Still, the magic number is down to one with five games to play. Baez was held out of the starting lineup Tuesday because of some minor soreness in his right knee.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 09:05:00 AM

Javier Baez (knee) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Cardinals.

Baez will get some additional rest after fouling a ball off his right knee during Monday's game. Ben Zobrist will start at second base and bat leadoff against Carlos Martinez.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 03:29:00 PM

Javier Baez (knee) could be back in the Cubs' lineup Tuesday.

Baez exited Monday's game after fouling a ball of his right knee. He'll surely be sore but it sounds like he'll be fine.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 12:21:00 AM

Javier Baez finished 2-for-4 with a three-run homer Monday in the Cubs' 10-2 rout of the Cardinals.

Chicago's magic number to clinch the National League Central is now down to one. Baez went deep off Cardinals starter Luke Weaver in the top of the third inning and then tacked on a single in the top of the eighth before getting removed for late-sub Ian Happ. The 24-year-old infielder now has 23 home runs and 75 RBI in 141 games this season to go along with a .799 OPS.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 11:50:00 PM

Javier Baez was lifted from Monday's game against the Cardinals after fouling a ball off his right knee.

Baez fell to the ground in pain after fouling a 100 mph Sandy Alcantara offering off his knee. He initially stayed in and singled but was lifted for a pinch-runner. The Cubs will have more on Baez's status after the game. He had a three-run homer in addition to the single.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 10:55:00 PM

Javier Baez is in Monday's lineup versus the Cardinals.

Baez was on the bench Sunday, but he'll start at second base while Ben Zobrist plays left. Jon Jay will start in center field Monday while Albert Almora, Jr. is on the bench.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 03:36:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 10:09:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 05:52:00 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.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 01:52:00 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.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 02:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Victor Caratini
3Taylor Davis
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Ben Zobrist
3David Bote
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Albert Almora
2Ian Happ
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Kyle Hendricks
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jen-Ho Tseng
6Adbert Alzolay
7Oscar De La Cruz
8Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Morrow
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Steve Cishek
4Pedro Strop
5Justin Wilson
6Mike Montgomery
7Justin Grimm
8Dillon Maples
9Rob Zastryzny
10Dario Alvarez
11Cory Mazzoni
12Anthony Bass