#Cubs Baez plays 3rd game in CF
The Cubs’ Javier Baez played his third game in center field on Sunday and went 1-for-4 in Santurce’s 2-1 loss to Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican winter league. In 13 games so far with Santurce, Baez is batting .227 (10-for-44) with two doubles, one homer, six RBIs, seven walks and nine strikeouts. His home run came in his second game on Dec. 6. Baez has started at second base in seven games and at shortstop in three. The Cubs are hoping that Baez, 23, can be comfortable enough to play in the outfield when needed, giving manager Joe Maddon another versatile piece.
— Carrie Muskat