Yes, Javy Baez Went El Mago AGAIN (VIDEO)

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Yes, Javy Baez Went El Mago AGAIN (VIDEO)

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Thank you, Javy Baez, for your nightly blessing of defensive goodness.

On the same night that starting shortstop Addison Russell begins his rehab assignment at AAA Iowa, Baez continues to show off his defensive chops at short.


Getting to that ball at all is incredible enough, but the fact that it took him that deep into the hole, and he had to get up and fire a bullet to get the out? How many shortstops in baseball can pull off that play? Not more than a handful. No way.

I don’t believe the runner was so much waiting for the possibility of replay. He was just that shocked at what had happened.

Thank you, again, Javy.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.