Javy Baez scratched from Thursday's Cubs lineup

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Steve Mitchell - USA Today Sports
Steve Mitchell - USA Today Sports

El Mago is not feeling well.

Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez has been scratched from the lineup because of an illness for Thursday night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Utility infielder David Bote will now get the start at shortstop and bat sixth in the lineup.

Kyle Schwarber will now bat in the clean-up position and Anthony Rizzo will lead-off for the Cubs.



Check out the new lineup below:


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