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Javier Baez Exits Cubs vs. Giants Because of Thumb Injury

Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez left his team's road game against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday with right thumb soreness, per Jordan Bastian of

Baez went 0-for-4 at the plate before being replaced by Sandy Alcantara.

The 28-year-old hit .240 with 14 home runs and 45 RBI through Saturday. He has dominated at the dish over his past two full seasons, most notably leading the National League with 111 RBI in 2018.

Baez finished second in the NL MVP voting that year behind Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich but still came away with All-Star and Silver Slugger honors after smacking 34 home runs and posting a career-high .