"Nothing Serious" on the Javy Baez Injury, Could Even Be Available Off of the Bench

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“Nothing Serious” on the Javy Baez Injury, Could Even Be Available Off of the Bench

Chicago Cubs

We’ve seen this story play out before, so I’m not going to tell you to exhale right now. But, there is at least a positive update on Javy Baez, who is out of the starting lineup tonight.

To the extent you were worried there was more involvement than just a bruised heel, sounds like that’s not the case:

In other words, Baez getting today off was a fait accompli when he left last night’s game, even if he is, legitimately, basically fine now. I am not panicking, especially if it’s even possible he’s available off of the bench tonight.

Even if Baez misses one more day tomorrow (against a righty who is very tough on righties this year in Zach Eflin), I won’t immediately assume it’s “one of those situations” where things drag on much longer than initial suggested.



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.