Javier Baez

Cubs' Javy Báez Sidelined by Bruised Heel

Javy Báez sidelined by bruised heel originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Cubs shortstop Javy Báez could be out of the lineup through at least Tuesday after suffering a bruised heel running the bases during Sunday’s victory over the Diamondbacks.

“We didn’t know how serious it was [Sunday] night,” manager David Ross said. “Looks like he woke up this morning pretty sore. So he’ll be day-to-day.”

It’s not considered serious, and Báez could be back in the lineup by the end of this week’s four-game series against the Reds, which opened Monday. That would be just ahead of Friday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline.

Báez, who was replaced at short by Nico Hoerner on Monday, hurt the foot when he hit first base awkwardly running out a grounder in the eighth inning Sunday. He remained in the game for the final half-inning and even made a sliding catch of a popup for the second out of the ninth.

Báez is hitting .242 with a .769 OPS and leads the team with 22 homers and 64 RBIs.

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