Báez exits game for precautionary reasons after hit by pitch originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Cubs shortstop Javier Báez exited Friday's Cactus League game against Cleveland for precautionary reasons after getting hit by a pitch.
With the bases loaded in the third inning, Báez took a fastball from pitcher Cal Quantrill off his right forearm. He walked to the Cubs dugout under his own power and Cleveland ended the inning with one out (made possible by a new rule this spring training).
The Cubs said Báez has a forearm bruise and he exited the game under "an abundance of caution."
Báez, 28, is 2-for-6 (.333) in three games this spring.