Javy Baez Out Again Today, Status for Tomorrow Also Up in the Air

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Javy Baez Out Again Today, Status for Tomorrow Also Up in the Air

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This morning, when writing about various Cubs injuries, here’s what I said about Javy Baez’s heel situation, which kept him out last night – emphasis added: “On the more positive side of things, there is still no indication that Javy Baez’s bruised heel is anything worse than that, and, after taking last night off, maybe he gets a chance to get right back out there tonight (Cubs.com). Even if he sits tonight, too – against a righty who is very tough on righties – I wouldn’t necessarily freak.”

I guess my words are going to be tested:

Like I said, I’m down with the cautious approach*, especially given the match-up tonight against Zach Eflin. Obviously you can’t replace Baez at short with a lefty bat, but you could at least shuffle the deck to ensure one more lefty is in there.

Hopefully Baez is indeed back in there tomorrow.

*(You are reminded that the Cubs permitted Baez to stay in the game for several innings after his bad-looking injury on Sunday night. Maybe exercise a little more caution at the front-end of these things, as well?)

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.