Baez (thumb) isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Padres.

Baez has been dealing with a right thumb contusion since Sunday, and he'll be held out of the lineup for a third consecutive game. He didn't appear off the bench in either of the last two games but could be available if needed Wednesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Sergio Alcantara will start at shortstop and bat seventh.

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