Cubs SS Javier Baez Has Thumb Fracture

670 The Score Staff
September 07, 2019 - 4:15 pm
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(670 The Score) -- An MRI revealed that Cubs shortstop Javier Baez has a hairline fracture in his left thumb. The timeline for a potential return will be decided after Baez sees a specialist Monday.

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Baez suffered the injury sliding headfirst into second base during the Cubs' loss against the Brewers last Sunday at Wrigley Field. He hasn't played since that game.

An All-Star selection these last two seasons, Baez has posted a slash line of .281/.316/.532 with 29 home runs and 85 RBIs.

The Cubs and Brewers play the third game of a four-game series Saturday night in Milwaukee. Addison Russell is starting at shortstop.

First pitch comes at 6:10 p.m. CT from Miller Park.