Javier Baez RUMORS & NEWS

  • Javier Baez suffers blurred vision after eye injury; status uncertain

    Chicago Tribune "In a blink of an eye, the Cubs' second-half surge looked to be in jeopardy. Shortstop Javier Baez was kneed in the right eye on a headfirst slide into second base during the second inning of the Cubs' 5-1 loss to the Braves on Sunday and later came out of the game suffering from blurred..." September 04

  • Javier Baez Leaves Game vs. Braves After Suffering Head Injury

    Bleacher Report "Chicago Cubs utility infielder Javier Baez exited Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves after taking a knee to the head. According to 670 The Score's Bruce Levine, Baez was sliding into second when he collided with Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson. Mike Freeman replaced Baez at..." September 03

  • Cubs' Javier Baez emerging as a marketing star

    USA Today "Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez, considered one of the most electrifying players on the field, is now finding stardom off the field, too. Baez, 24, who has emerged as one of the top 10 Major League Baseball players in endorsement deals, signing deals worth $2 million alone in the last six..." June 30

  • Joe Maddon's odd advice to strike out more may have helped Javier Baez break out

    CSN Chicago "The Cubs will live with the boom-and-bust cycles for Javier Baez, because he can still be a game-changing presence with his swim moves and freakish sense for tagging, whether or not he looks out of control at home plate. “Not so much,” manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday when asked if Baez is at..." May 05

  • Cubs: Javier Baez beginning takeover of second-base job

    CSN Chicago "Cubs manager Joe Maddon kept Javier Baez in the lineup the day after a full-speed, head-on collision with Jason Heyward in shallow center field left him looking like a boxer with a bloodshot left eye and dark bruising around that eyelid. Baez started all 17 playoff games at second base last..." April 09

  • Javier Baez leaves game after ugly collision, diagnosed with eye contusion

    CBS Sports "The Chicago Cubs very nearly lost one of their top young players to a serious injury Friday night. In the sixth inning, second baseman Javier Baez went back for a pop-up and collided with center fielder Jason Heyward, who was racing in to make the catch. It was a violent collision and Baez’s..." April 08