Baez (thumb) will start at shortstop and bat third Friday versus the Cardinals.

The 28-year-old sat out the three-game series against the Padres this week due to a bruised right thumb, but he will rejoin the lineup following Thursday's scheduled off day. Baez is 1-for-16 with six strikeouts over his past four games, so hopefully he'll rebound after receiving a few days off to recover from the injury.

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