Javier Baez

Cubs shortstop Javier Baez
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Bruce Levine
February 22, 2020 - 4:49 pm
The new look at the top of the Cubs' lineup has shortstop Javier Baez excited. He's in line to hit third in the order, behind third baseman Kris Bryant leading off and first baseman Anthony Rizzo in the second slot.
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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) celebrates with third baseman Kris Bryant (17) after hitting a homer.
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Bruce Levine
February 20, 2020 - 11:18 am
The Cubs named Kris Bryant their new leadoff hitter Wednesday, a slot he'd rarely filled in his five-year MLB career. Now the rest of the order is coming into view, with Anthony Rizzo confirming he'll hit second and Javier Baez expected to fill the third slot.
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Cubs infielder Javier Baez, left, and manager Joe Maddon congratulate one another after a win.
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Bruce Levine
February 18, 2020 - 8:22 pm
Joe Maddon has moved on to manage the Angels, but he continues to land in a handful of Cubs storylines lately. On Tuesday, that came in the form of a large group of reporters inquiring about Cubs shortstop Javier Baez's recent comments that he and some teammates weren't always physically ready to...
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