Baez latest Cubs player to exit early with injury

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez connects on a pitch that scored Kyle Hendricks on an error by San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey in the fifth inning Sunday in San Francisco.

    Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez connects on a pitch that scored Kyle Hendricks on an error by San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey in the fifth inning Sunday in San Francisco. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 6/6/2021 8:37 PM

The Cubs literally have a new injury every day. On Saturday, Joc Pederson left the game early after crashing into the wall. On Sunday, Javy Baez left in the seventh inning after a ground out.

The Cubs initially called Baez' injury right thumb soreness. After the game, manager David Ross gave a more detailed description.

 

"Javy, just a little bit of something going on with his wrist, where that ball I think hit him off the end (of the bat), sometimes gives you a little jolt in the hand area," Ross said. "We'll check him out, see how he is tomorrow. I guess that would be like a hand contusion or a wrist. Just how that ball came off his bat, it looked like it jolted him pretty good."

Pederson didn't play Sunday, but Ross said things checked out OK and it doesn't appear to be anything serious.

"Feels much better today," Ross said of Pederson. "Hopefully things will continue to move in the right direction, but I think he's going to be OK."

Jake Marisnick continued to rehab from a hamstring strain. According to Ross, Marisnick has a chance to be activated Monday if everything goes well.

Meanwhile, left-handed reliever Justin Steele, also on the injured list with a hamstring strain, threw his second bullpen session Sunday.

"I think it went OK. We'll have to get the data back. But I think we'll see how he presents tomorrow," Ross said. "I think it was a 35-pitch pen. It was very encouraging last time. I think this one was OK. He finished it without any real complications."

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