Chicago Cubs: Javy Baez leaves game after being hit-by-pitch in loss


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El Mago was hit by a pitch on Friday (Photo credit: Jordan Bastian)
El Mago was hit by a pitch on Friday (Photo credit: Jordan Bastian)

This is not great news.

Cubs standout shortstop Javy Baez left Friday's game against the Cleveland Indians in the third inning after being hit by a pitch on the inside of his right forearm.

'El Mago' showed visible pain and tossed his bat away in disgust after getting plunked by pitcher Cal Quantrill.

Baez then talked a few seconds with Cubs manager David Ross before going into the clubhouse for probable treatment.

The star shortstop was replaced by Andy Weber.

Obviously, there is no reason for him to stay in the game since this is just a spring training affair.

Update: The Cubs announced that he was pulled as an "abundance of precaution", and they are calling it a forearm contusion. Everything sounds like he escaped any type of serious injury.

The Cubs would go on to lose the game 10-7 for their first loss of the spring.

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