Baez (knee) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.
The knee injury Baez suffered Monday is not believed to be serious, but with the Cubs just one win away from winning the NL Central and Baez owning a 4-for-24 (.167) track record against Tuesday's opposing starter, Carlos Martinez, manager Joe Maddon decided to give him Tuesday off. Mike Freeman will get the start at shortstop Tuesday for the Cubs.
Hogan signed a contract Tuesday with the Colts, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
The Colts are hurting for depth wideouts with Kamar Aiken in the concussion protocol and Chester Rogers week-to-week with a hamstring injury, so the signing of Hogan fills a need. Hogan will likely be active Sunday against the Seahawks if both Aiken and Rogers are sidelined, but don't expect him to see significant snaps on offense.
Lagares started both ends of Monday's doubleheader, so manager Terry Collins decided to give him a break Tuesday. With Lagares opening on the bench, Brandon Nimmo will cover center field Tuesday night.
Better (wrist) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports.
Betts was removed from Monday's game with wrist pain, and while the issue isn't expected to be anything overly serious, it will keep him out for Tuesday's contest. He's expected to have his wrist examined Tuesday, after which there will hopefully be a clearer idea regarding the severity of the ailment. In the meantime, Chris Young will start in right field and bat second in his stead.
D'Arnaud has not started back-to-back games since last week, and that trend will continue Tuesday despite d'Arnaud going 2-for-3 with a home run in the nightcap of Monday's doubleheader. Kevin Plawecki will get the nod behind the plate in d'Arnaud's place.
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