#Cubs Baez expects to play soon
Javier Baez, who will begin the season on the disabled list with a sprained left thumb, was disappointed that he didn’t make the Cubs’ Opening Day roster, but expects to be sidelined for a short time.
Baez has been testing his thumb taking batting practice for two days, and said it’s passed all the tests so far.
“I haven’t played in a few days, so they want me to see live pitching,” said Baez, who hasn’t played in a game since March 20. “I want to see live pitching, too.”
He’ll stay in Arizona and continue his rehab with the Minor League teams.
“Whenever they have games here. I’ll be taking [batting practice], and taking ground balls,” he said. “I feel good.”
— Carrie Muskat