This is unfortunate news for Chicago Cubs fans.
Cubs’ minor league infielder Javier Baez will be sidelined approximately 4-8 weeks after fracturing his left ring finger in a Triple-A game Sunday.
Cubs infielder Javier Baez taken to a local Iowa hospital for precautionary X-rays on his hand, according to manager Marty Pevey. #Cubs
— Ash Marshall (@AshMarshallMLB) June 7, 2015
However, according to ESPN Chicago’s Jessie Rogers the team will re-evaluate him later this week before issuing an exact time frame for his absence.
Javier Baez, via text, thought it was a 4-8 week injury but team will re-evaluate this week.
— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) June 8, 2015
Baez sustained the injury sliding head first into second base on a successful steal attempt. He was taken to the hospital for x-rays.
Baez is batting .314 with eight home runs and seven stolen bases for Triple-A Iowa this season.
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