Baez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 7-3 win over the Nationals.
Baez struck out twice but also managed his ninth home run of the season by taking former teammate Jon Lester deep in the sixth inning. The dynamic shortstop got off to a bit of a slow start and recently missed a few games due to back tightness, but he has his OPS up to .809 and should continue to post very good numbers for the Cubs and fantasy managers.
Baez (back) will start at shortstop and bat cleanup Wednesday against Cleveland.
Baez was included in the Cubs' initial lineup for Tuesday's 3-2 loss, but the 28-year-old was ultimately scratched to receive more maintenance for his tight lower back. With an extra day of rest, Baez looks like he'll be good to go for the series finale. The fact that the Cubs are deploying him at shortstop rather than designated hitter seemingly implies some confidence in his health.
Baez was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against Cleveland with lower-back tightness.
The lineup released less than 30 minutes earlier had Baez returning from back tightness. However, manager David Ross said Baez is day-to-day and is not expected to require a stint on the injured list, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Baez (back) will start at shortstop and bat third Tuesday against Cleveland, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Baez was out of the lineup for Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Pirates due to back tightness, but he felt well enough to make a late-inning pinch-hitting appearance. After a team off day Monday, Baez looks like he'll be good to go for the Cubs' five-game week. The fact that Chicago is deploying Baez in the field rather than at designated hitter in Cleveland implies that the team is comfortable with his health.
Baez (back) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Pirates.
The 28-year-old exited Saturday's contest with back tightness, and he'll receive two days to rest between Sunday and Monday's scheduled off day. Ildemaro Vargas will work at shortstop in the series finale in Baez's absence for Chicago.
Baez left Saturday's game against the Pirates with back tightness, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
Baez went 1-for-3 at the plate prior to exiting with the injury. It doesn't sound like a particularly serious one, but the shortstop could still find himself on the bench for at least one game. The Cubs have an off day Monday, so he'll wind up with two consecutive days of rest if he sits out Sunday.
Baez went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run during Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers.
Baez went 0-for-2 with a walk (just his second of the season) in the Cubs' 7-1 win in Game 1, but he made his presence felt in Game 2 -- he came into the game and reached on a fielder's choice as a pinch hitter in the sixth, then launched a two-run shot with two outs in the bottom of the eighth. The slick-fielding shortstop now has eight homers and 24 RBI this season, matching his totals in both categories from last season in 34 fewer games.
Baez is not starting the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers.
Baez went 0-for-2 with a walk (just his second of the season) and a run as the Cubs triumphed, 7-1, in the first game of the day. Eric Sogard will take over at shortstop in the nightcap.
Baez went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 13-12 loss to the Reds.
Baez hit one of the five Chicago home runs but it wasn't enough to avoid a wild, 10-inning loss to the Reds. The dynamic shortstop is starting to get going, as he now has hits in eight straight games. Baez has three home runs and 10 RBI during the hitting streak.
Baez (hamstring) went 1-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored in Thursday's win over Atlanta.
Baez had missed the previous three games with a hamstring strain, but he looked comfortable legging out his first triple of the season. The shortstop is still batting just .235, but he's talented enough to heat up quickly and start producing elite numbers.
Baez (hamstring) will start at shortstop and bat fifth Thursday against Atlanta.
Baez missed the last three games with a mild left hamstring strain, but the time off appears to have allowed him to recover from the injury. With a .276 OBP and a career-worst 43.2 percent strikeout rate over 81 plate appearances this season, Baez has been a disappointment from a real-life standpoint, but he's been productive for fantasy purposes with six home runs, five stolen bases, 17 RBI and 12 runs in 20 games.
Baez (hamstring) isn't starting Wednesday's game against Atlanta.
Baez worked on the field ahead of Wednesday's contest, but he'll be out of the lineup for a third straight game due to a Grade 1 left hamstring strain. Nico Hoerner will take over at shortstop and bat eighth. Manager David Ross said that Baez was moving well during his pregame work, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. As a result, he'll be available off the bench Wednesday and could be back in the starting nine for Thursday's series finale against Atlanta.
Baez underwent an MRI on Tuesday that revealed a Grade 1 left hamstring strain, Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Baez hasn't appeared in either of the last two games due to a hamstring issue, although he was reportedly available off the bench Tuesday. The 28-year-old's hamstring strain is considered to be mild, and the team will monitor him ahead of Wednesday's game against Atlanta.
Baez (hamstring) will sit for the second straight game and the third time in four days Tuesday against Atlanta.
Baez has been battling hamstring tightness. He was reportedly available off the bench Monday but did not enter the game. Nico Hoerner will make another start at shortstop Tuesday.
Baez is dealing with minor hamstring tightness but is available off the bench Monday against Atlanta, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Baez sits for the second time in three days after feeling something while running the bases during Sunday's game against the Brewers. Nico Hoerner will start at shortstop in his absence, but it doesn't sound as though Baez will be sidelined for an extended period.
Baez finds himself on the bench for the second time in three days Monday against Atlanta.
The Cubs have yet to announce any particular injury for Baez, though Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com notes that the shortstop appeared to tweak his hamstring Sunday against the Brewers. Baez has shown enough power (six homers) to maintain a respectable 108 wRC+ despite a 42.7 percent strikeout rate and .272 on-base percentage, so an injury-related absence may make more sense than a performance-related benching. Nico Hoerner will start in his place Monday.
Baez isn't starting Saturday's game against the Brewers.
Baez racked up three hits in Friday's series opener against Milwaukee, but he'll retreat to the bench for the first time this season during Saturday's contest. Nico Hoerner will step in as the starting shortstop, batting eighth.
Baez went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two runs and a strikeout in Friday's 15-2 win over the Brewers.
The Cubs put up at least 15 runs for the second time in the last three games Friday, and Baez reached base three times in the blowout win. The 28-year-old hit his sixth home run of the year with a solo shot in the second inning to give the Cubs an 8-0 lead. Baez is now slashing .233/.273/.507 with 17 RBI, 12 runs and 35 strikeouts this season.
Baez went 1-for-4 with a grand slam and three runs scored in Wednesday's 16-4 win over the Mets.
Baez made the most out of his one hit, popping his fifth home run of the season in the sixth inning with the bases loaded. The shortstop is still batting just .203, but he now has 16 RBI in 17 games, and he should continue to see his numbers improve as he settles in at the plate.
Baez went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's 13-4 loss to Atlanta.
Baez homered as part of a 13-4 Cubs win Saturday and kept rolling in the 13-4 loss. The shortstop is still batting just .214 this season, so he has some work to do to get back to his usual level of production, but he's shown some signs of life lately.
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