Baez is out of the lineup versus Cincinnati on Saturday. Manager Joe Maddon wanted to give Baez a day off sometime this weekend in order to keep the 25-year-old fresh, so look for him to rejoin the starting nine during Sunday's series finale. In his place, Ben Zobrist will man second base and bat third in the order.
Baez went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and two runs scored in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Dodgers. Despite hitting eighth in this one, Baez made sure his presence was felt. He led off the fifth inning with a double and came around to score on a Kris Bryant single. Baez then led off the seventh with a triple and came around to score on a Tommy La Stella hit, giving the Cubs their final run of the afternoon. The 25-year-old is now batting .266 with an .837 OPS this season.
Baez (elbow) is in the lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers. Baez was able to come off the bench in the first game of the day and will return to the starting lineup in the second. He'll end up missing just one start after getting hit in the elbow by a pitch Sunday.
Baez (elbow) might be available for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. Baez left Sunday's game against the Cardinals after getting hit in the elbow by a pitch. He's not starting the afternoon portion of Tuesday's doubleheader but could to be good to go after a few more hours of rest. Either way, it doesn't sound as if his absence will be particularly lengthy.
Baez (elbow) is out of the lineup for Game 1 of the Cubs' doubleheader Tuesday against the Dodgers. Though Monday's postponement provided Baez with an extra day to recover from his bruised left elbow, it's unclear if he'll be available for either half of the twin bill. For Game 1, the Cubs will roll with the lineup they initially intended to use Monday.
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