5/27 Baker examined for eye problems
Jeff Baker was pulled from Thursday’s game because he lost vision in his right eye. He was taken to the team’s eye specialist to be examined. Baker didn’t react when the Dodgers’ Russell Martin lined a single past him to lead off the eighth. Lou Piniella went onto the field to talk to the infielder and then replaced him with Mike Fontenot.
“Baker had vision problems and couldn’t see out of his right eye,” Piniella said. “It was a little scary.”
Baker was examined by Dr. Jon Rosin, the team opthamalogist. The team expected to know more on Friday.
“We had to get him out of there,” Piniella said of Baker.
Fontenot led off the Chicago eighth with a triple and scored the game-winning run on Tyler Colvin’s double in the Cubs’ 1-0 victory.
— Carrie Muskat