Cubs receive bad news on Javy Baez's injury
|Saturday, September 7, 2019, 4:26 PM- -|
El Mago is going to be sidelined for a while.
Cubs shortstop Javy Baez's MRB revealed a hairline fracture on his left thumb that he suffered last Sunday against the Brewers.
Baez will go see a hand specialist on Monday to determine the timeline for his recovery. He is more than likely out at least a few weeks (or the season) because your thumb is so vital for your grip holding a baseball or a bat.
For the season, he is batting .281 with 29 homers and 85 RBI.
"It’s a tough blow,” Rizzo told the Media Saturday. "He’s a perennial All-Star. It’s not easy. But we can’t hang our heads."
Cubs shortstop Addison Russell will start tonight's game against the Brewers and will likely be in a very prominent role with 'El Mago' on the shelf.