Moments ago we found out that Javier Baez has been scratched due to a sore left thumb.
Javier Baez has been playing non stop for the last month, so I am happy that he is getting a break. Mike Freeman will be the man in his place today, but the Cubs did say that Baez will be available off of the bench. Javier has been playing out of his mind since Addison Russell has been out with his injury, so expect him to keep tearing it up. Mike Freeman just got called up from AAA Iowa, and he has a .119 career batting average in 59 at bats.