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July 21, 2021 11:48 AM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Contributes across box score in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez went 2-for-5 with two RBI, a steal and a run scored Tuesday against the Cardinals.

Baez had a quiet start to the contest, but he hit a leadoff single in the sixth inning and then stole second base. He also contributed to the Cubs' six-run rally in the ninth inning, providing a two-run single to bring the team within one and eventually coming around to score the game-winning run. For the season, Baez is hitting .244/.287/.486 with 21 home runs, 45 runs scored, 61 RBI and 13 stolen bases. He's 7-for-21 with five RBI in five games since the All-Star break.

July 18, 2021 11:00 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Records 12th steal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez went 1-for-5 with an RBI double and a stolen base in Saturday's 4-2 win over Arizona.

The shortstop helped the Cubs get on the board with an RBI double to plate Willson Contreras in the sixth inning. In the eighth, Baez struck out but reached on a wild pitch before stealing second. The 28-year-old has stolen a base in each of the last two games, and he's now 12-for-14 in steal attempts this year. He's added a .241/.286/.492 slash line with 21 home runs, 57 RBI and 43 runs scored through 322 plate appearances. Baez still carries a troubling 37.0 percent strikeout rate, his highest since 2014.

July 17, 2021 12:56 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Two hits, stolen base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez went 2-for-4 with a run, strikeout and stolen base in a 5-1 victory against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Baez singled, stole second and scored in the second to get Chicago on the board and later singled in the eighth to record two hits in consecutive games for the third time this month. The shortstop is now slashing a scorching .393/.394/.750 in nine July games, while he swiped a base for the first time since June 5.

July 11, 2021 11:56 AM
Cubs' Javier Baez: In Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez is batting cleanup and playing shortstop in Sunday's series finale against the Cardinals.

He will not miss a game after exiting Saturday's contest with a jammed thumb. Baez has an unimpressive .238 average at this point in the season, but he has gone 9-for-19 with a trio of home runs and seven RBI in his last six games.

July 10, 2021 11:44 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Dealing with jammed thumb
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager David Ross said following Saturday's loss to the Cardinals that Baez was removed in the ninth inning as a precaution after the shortstop jammed his thumb earlier in the contest, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Baez went 2-for-3 prior to exiting. Ross sounded more than optimistic that the shortstop will be good to go Sunday, but it might be worth monitoring his status prior to the series finale.

July 9, 2021 01:00 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Late addition to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez (thumb) will start Friday against the Cardinals despite originally not being listed in the lineup, Jesse Rogers of reports.

Baez had been lined up to miss his third straight contest with a sprained right thumb, but he felt good after swinging in the cage Friday and will elect to give it a go. He'll look to recapture the form he was in immediately prior to the injury, as he went 6-for-11 with three homers and seven RBI over a three-game stretch from Sunday through Tuesday.

July 9, 2021 12:04 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Still sitting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez (thumb) is not in the lineup Friday against the Cardinals.

Baez will be sidelined for the third straight contest as he continues to manage a sprained right thumb. The shortstop should continue to be considered day-to-day, though it's unclear if he'll be able to rejoin the lineup this weekend before the All-Star break. The Cubs made multiple roster moves Friday which didn't involve Baez heading to the injured list, which could indicate he's close to taking the field.

July 9, 2021 01:00 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Sitting again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez (thumb) is out of the lineup Thursday against the Phillies.

Baez was scratched from Wednesday's starting nine with a sprained right thumb and will miss his second straight contest. The 28-year-old should be considered day-to-day until the Cubs indicate otherwise. Sergio Alcantara will receive another start at shortstop in his absence.

July 7, 2021 09:32 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Scratched with sprained thumb
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Phillies with a sprained right thumb.

Baez hit a pair of homers Tuesday and has two hits in each of the past three games, and it's unclear when he sustained the thumb injury. He should be considered day-to-day while Sergio Alcantara receives the start at shortstop Wednesday.

July 7, 2021 01:16 AM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Blasts pair of homers
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Baez went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in Tuesday's 15-10 loss to Philadelphia.

Baez went deep in the sixth and seventh innings, and he also had a sacrifice fly in the fourth. The shortstop has gone deep three times in two games against Philadelphia this week. The 28-year-old is up to 21 long balls, 56 RBI, 41 runs scored and 10 stolen bases through 77 games, although his .234 batting average leaves a bit to be desired.

July 6, 2021 01:08 AM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Homers in loss Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and an RBI double in Monday's 13-3 loss to Philadelphia.

The shortstop continues to show decent power with 19 homers, two triples and seven doubles through 76 games. Baez has multiple hits in his last two games, lifting his batting average up to .230 with a .755 OPS through 300 plate appearances. He's added 52 RBI, 39 runs scored and 10 stolen bases this year, but his ratios aren't likely to improve much while he's striking out at a 37 percent clip.

July 4, 2021 05:56 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Posts stolen base, RBI in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a stolen base in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Cincinnati.

The shortstop knocked in Kris Bryant with an RBI single in the first inning. In the sixth, Baez hit another single and added his 10th stolen base in 12 attempts this season. Baez endured a brutal slump in June, batting just .157 (13-for-83) with five home runs, 13 RBI, eight runs scored and a stolen base in 25 games. His multi-hit effort Sunday was his first since May 31, as he looks to improve upon a .225/.274/.458 slash line across 296 plate appearances this year.

June 28, 2021 03:32 AM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Cranks 18th home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 7-1 loss to the Dodgers.

Baez slammed a solo home run off Clayton Kershaw in the fourth inning for the Cubs' lone run. It was his second long ball of the series, and he recorded a hit in every game against the Dodgers. The 28-year-old is slashing .228/.267/.472 in 270 plate appearances. He leads the Cubs in home runs (18) and steals (nine); however, he ranks dead last in baseball with a 38.0 percent strikeout rate and has a National League-worst 3.3 percent walk rate.

June 25, 2021 04:04 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Connects on homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout as the Cubs defeated the Dodgers, 4-0 on Thursday.

Baez opened the scoring in the first with his 401-foot blast to center off Walker Buehler, which would be all the support Zach Davies would need, as the starter and three Chicago relievers combined to throw a no-hitter. Despite the long ball, Baez is still mired in a June slump as he's now 8-for-62 this month, though half of those hits are home runs.

June 17, 2021 11:32 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Launches 16th home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Thursday's win over the Mets.

Baez got the scoring started early by taking Marcus Stroman deep in the first inning. Although it's been a slow month and he is batting .232/.269/.478 overall the season, Baez still leads the Cubs with 16 long balls and 44 RBI.

June 16, 2021 01:48 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Cranks 15th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Tuesday's loss to the Mets.

Baez got the scoring starting by taking Taijuan Walker deep in the third inning. However, he went down on strikes in his other three chances at the plate. The 28-year-old returned to the starting lineup Tuesday after sitting Sunday and Monday with thumb soreness. Although he has tallied 15 long balls on the season, Baez has had a tough June so far, going 4-for-36 with 18 strikeouts.

June 15, 2021 04:44 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Back in lineup Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez (thumb) is batting third and playing shortstop Tuesday against the Mets.

As anticipated, Baez returns to the starting lineup after sitting Sunday and Monday with thumb soreness. He did have one at-bat as a pinch hitter Monday, a sign that he was ready to rejoin the lineup. June has been rough so far for Baez, who's gone 3-for-32 with 15 strikeouts this month.

June 14, 2021 07:24 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Expects to return Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez (thumb) expects to be available off the bench Monday against the Mets and hopes to return to the lineup Tuesday, Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Baez battled thumb soreness throughout last week, missing a total of four games. He'll miss another one to start this week, but the issue doesn't appear to be particularly serious and a trip to the injured list doesn't seem to be on the cards.

June 14, 2021 04:44 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Remains sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Baez (thumb) remains out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mets.

Thumb soreness cost Baez the first three games of last week and sent him back to the bench for Sunday's game. His latest absence will last at least two games, with the Cubs yet to specific exactly when he'll return to the lineup. Sergio Alcantara starts at shortstop in his absence.

June 14, 2021 07:44 PM
Cubs' Javier Baez: Scratched with thumb issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager David Ross said Baez was scratched from Sunday's lineup against the Cardinals because of thumb soreness, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Baez missed three games last week because of the thumb issue before returning for the first two games of the weekend series against St. Louis. However, the thumb soreness has returned for the shortstop, so Ross will play it safe by taking him out of Sunday's starting nine. It's currently unknown if Baez could appear off the bench in the series finale. He can be considered day-to-day going forward.

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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Chicago Cubs

MLB Experience:

2016: NL LCS MVP
2018: NL RBI Leader