WATCH: Javier Baez bats left-handed against Reds position player


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Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez is technically a switch hitter, and he proved it on Thursday night.
Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez is technically a switch hitter, and he proved it on Thursday night.

CINCINNATI — Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez is a natural left-hander who does everything left-handed outside of swinging a bat and throwing a baseball. However, Baez is capable of batting left-handed, just not at a big-league level, and he proved as much during a 12-5 Cubs victory on Thursday.

When Cincinnati Reds position player Kyle Farmer pitched the ninth inning at Great American Ball Park, Baez opted to give batting left-handed a shot. Although the newfangled switch hitter flied out off Farmer, who pitched very slowly, Baez showcased yet another one of his many talents.

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