Javy Baez Scratched – Still Dealing With His Heel Issue

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Javy Baez Scratched – Still Dealing With His Heel Issue

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs have scratched Javy Baez from tonight’s lineup with his ongoing heel contusion issue. Addison Russell will be manning shortstop tonight instead, and it’s not clear whether Baez will be available off the bench.

Baez has been in a terrible slump since the injury first occurred a couple weeks ago (.205/.279/.385, 41.9% strikeout rate), which naturally makes you wonder if he should have just rested on the IL in the first place.

Hopefully over time Baez will feel better, but right now, the middle-ground approach has not yet yielded tremendous results.



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.