Javier Baez injury update


by - Senior Editor -
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Javier Baez Photo
Pos: 3B   Height: 6-0   Weight: 190   Hometown: Bayamon, Puerto Rico, (Arlington County Day HS)  
Years Played: 2016 - 2018

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.


Tags: Javier Baez, Jason Heyward
Thanks for visiting CubsHQ.com. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed!
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Loading...
Post your comments!
Weather update for Friday's Cubs-Pirates game
Weather update for Friday's Cubs-Pirates game
WATCH: Schwarber skies solo bomb to put Cubs on top
WATCH: Schwarber skies solo bomb to put Cubs on top
Do the Math: Cubs are almost a lock to win the division
Do the Math: Cubs are almost a lock to win the division
Cubs lineup at Pirates, Happ at leadoff
Cubs lineup at Pirates, Happ at leadoff
Cubs place Montgomery on DL, recall reliever
Cubs place Montgomery on DL, recall reliever
Commentary: Go Brewers?
Commentary: Go Brewers?
Vegas odds on Cubs winning the World Series
Vegas odds on Cubs winning the World Series
WATCH: Highlights of Cubs' shutout win over Pirates, featuring solid pitching by Lester
WATCH: Highlights of Cubs' shutout win over Pirates, featuring solid pitching by Lester
WATCH: Rizzo hilariously stares down Strop during mound visit
WATCH: Rizzo hilariously stares down Strop during mound visit
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest