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Javier Baez Scratched from Cubs Lineup Tuesday


Cover picture for the articleJesse Rogers of ESPN reports Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez is scratched from Tuesday’s matchup against the Cincinnati Reds due to a heel injury. Baez last played in the Cubs’ July 25, 5-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, going 0-for-4. He pinch-hit in Monday’s 6-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds, hitting the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth. A regular fixture in the Cubs’ lineup, Baez has appeared in 90 games, slashing .245/.289/.483 with 22 home runs. His 22 home runs tie him with Max Muncy, Eduardo Escobar, Adolis Garcia, Jared Walsh, Rhys Hoskins, Adam Duvall, and Pete Alonso.

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