Javy Baez Says "I'm Good", but He May Still Get the Night Off After the HBP

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Javy Baez Says “I’m Good”, but He May Still Get the Night Off After the HBP

Chicago Cubs

Like I said this morning, I wouldn’t have expected to see Javy Baez in the lineup tonight against the Dodgers in any case after taking a fastball off the elbow last night, but even if he sits, that’s not a bad signal.

On the radio today, Baez, himself, conceded that he might need a day off, but it doesn’t sound like things are worse today after a night of sleep:

All in all, this is very pleasing to hear. You never know how the pain and swelling will change overnight when there’s an impact like this, so Baez even talking like this is a good sign.

Your early expectation is a day-to-day situation, with Baez getting the night off tonight (against a righty in Kenta Maeda, who is really tough on righties, by the way), and then hopefully back out there tomorrow night.

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.