One of the major young pieces of the Chicago Cubs' future plans, middle infielder Javier Baez, was forced out of Sunday's Iowa Cubs/Memphis Redbirds game after he injured his left hand sliding headfirst into second base on a steal in the seventh inning.
"We don't have an update right now," Iowa manager Marty Pevey told the press after the game, via the Des Moines Register. "We just sent him to go get X-rays. We're just going to have to wait and see right now."
Baez's injury silenced the crowd of 8,760 fans at Principal Park as he appeared to be in extreme pain writhing on the infield dirt.
"Hopefully it's just a bruise or a sprained finger or a knuckle," Pevey said.
Pevey added that it appeared the 2011 first-round pick had injured a part of his palm rather than his wrist or fingers.
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