And Now Javy Baez Has Been Scratched from Tonight's Lineup

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And Now Javy Baez Has Been Scratched from Tonight’s Lineup

Chicago Cubs

This is why we can’t have nice things.

For about … oh, say 3-4 hours I was under the impression that the Cubs were finally going to field a lineup and bullpen full of their star players, but then Craig Kimbrel hit the Injured List and now there’s this.

Check it out:

Baez had been dealing with a sore left thumb after sliding into second base over the weekend, but after getting two days off on Monday and Tuesday (plus the off-day yesterday), the hope was that he’d return to the starting lineup tonight. Of course, he was in the starting lineup originally, but after going through his pregame routine, he/the Cubs decided he wasn’t well enough to play. Sigh.

Addison Russell is in there batting 7th and playing shortstop and Willson Contreras moves up.

Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami