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Tigers' Javier Baez: Homers in win Sunday

Baez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Guardians. Baez also struck out twice in the contest, and it's been a bit of a choppy first season in Detroit. The shortstop is batting just .207 with a .575 OPS and three home runs through 31 games. This was also Baez's first long ball since April 26, but he's been a streaky performer at times in the past, so a hot streak could be just around the corner with Sunday perhaps serving as the jumping off point.
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Javier Baez talks about struggles in first season with Detroit Tigers

When news broke that the Detroit Tigers had signed SS Javier Baez to a 6-year, $140 million deal, many fans were disappointed that the team did not sign Carlos Correa instead. Personally, I was not thrilled at all with the signing as Baez led all of Major League Baseball with 184 strikeouts in 2021.
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Should we be concerned about Detroit Tigers’ shortstop Javier Baez?

Detroit Tigers’ prized free agent shortstop Javier Baez is currently in a massive slump. When the Detroit Tigers signed free agent shortstop Javier Baez to a six-year, $140 million contract in the offseason, many fans were skeptical. His high strikeout rate and low walk rate, combined with his ultra-aggressive plate approach left fans concerned about his long-term viability.

Tigers lineup: Javier Baez getting day off Thursday

DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez will get a day off on Thursday afternoon in the finale of a five-game series with the Oakland Athletics. Baez is hitting just .156 (7-for-45) with 12 strikeouts in May. Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said the off day had been planned in advance and gives the Tigers a chance to get Harold Castro’s left-handed bat in the lineup.
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May 12 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber

Last year, after the Cubs sold off the players who led them to the 2016 World Series title, I did a weekly update on their performances. Since many Cubs fans still follow these players and enjoy watching them play, I thought I’d update you again on how they’re doing. I’m not going to do this every week, but as the current Cubs have an off day Thursday, I thought this would be a good time to look at Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber. Of course, Schwarber wasn’t traded, he was non-tendered before the 2021 season and that, I believe, was a major mistake by Jed Hoyer. At least the Cubs received good prospect value for the other three.
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Tigers' Javier Baez: Gets day off

Baez is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Athletics. According to Chris McCosky of The Detroit News, Baez's absence from the lineup is a scheduled off day for the 29-year-old. Since returning April 24 from a stint on the injured list due to a thumb issue, Baez started in each of the Tigers' last 17 games and slashed .200/.243/.300 over that stretch. Harold Castro fills in for Baez at shortstop in the series finale.

Javier Baez, AJ Hinch ejected after strikeout call by umpire Nick Mahrley

Javier Baez and AJ Hinch were both ejected from their Detroit Tigers’ 2-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Baez was batting with a runner on first and nobody out in the bottom of the ninth. Dany Jimenez threw a 2-2 breaking ball that was up and hit the outside corner. Umpire Nick Mahrley called the pitch a strike, and Baez disagreed and let the umpire know.

Javier Baez and A.J. Hinch get into profanity laced tirade with umpire [Video]

Absolutely nothing is going right for the Detroit Tigers right now. They once again failed to reach the scoresheet in tonight’s game, falling to the Oakland Athletics and their barely-above $30 million total payroll by a 2-0 final score. With the setback, Detroit drops to an astonishing 8-20 so far in 2022. They’ve also scored the fewest runs in the American League.

Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez glove flips ball backward between legs for incredible putout

DETROIT – Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez made another incredible play Wednesday, glove-flipping a ball backward between his legs for a dazzling putout at second base. With a runner on first base and one out in the top of the third inning, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds hit a 100.5 mph bullet up the middle. Baez dove to his right to knock the ball down, scooped it up with his glove and, without looking, flipped it through his legs like a center in football.