Javier Baez injury update

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Pos: 3B   Height: 6-0   Weight: 190   Hometown: Puerto Rico (Arlington County Day HS)  
Years Played: 2016 - 2019

Cubs second baseman Javy Baez exited the game in the bottom of the sixth inning against the Brewers after a collision with center fielder Jason Heyward on a shallow blooper in the outfield. Heyward's knee slammed into Baez's head and he was twisted in the air for a few moments.

Baez left the field under his own power after a discussion with manager Joe Maddon but was clearly shaken up on the play.

Update: Chicago Cubs officials said that Baez has a left eye contusion, day-to-day and did not have to go through concussion protocol.

He said during postgame interviews that he's "fine" and that he wanted to stay in the game.

"It got me very good, but it wasn't the elbow or the knee," Baez said. "It was very scary."

This is good news for Cubs fans because this certainly had the makings of a much more severe injury. Also, this is the one-year anniversary of Schwarber's collision in the outfield with Dexter Fowler where he suffered his ACL injury.


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