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Cubs Get Bad News with Javier Baez Injury Update

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Chicago Cubs caught some bad news with Javier Baez's latest injury update.
The Chicago Cubs caught some bad news with Javier Baez's latest injury update. / Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

The Chicago Cubs avoided a four-game sweep on Sunday with a thrilling 4-3 win over the San Francisco Giants. With the win, the Cubs remain on top of the exciting NL Central division with their 33-26 overall record.

Sunday's victory was a bit of a sigh of relief, as the Milwaukee Brewers have rattled off four straight wins and now sit tied with the Cubs for first place. However, Chicago saw a bit of concerning news after shortstop Javier Baez exited the win early with right thumb soreness.

Javier Baez Injury

There's no definitive answer on a timeline for Baez's recovery, however, the thumb soreness appears to be more of a day-to-day issue. Honestly, another huge sigh of relief for the Cubs. Baez, who approaches free agency next offseason, has played revitalized baseball this season. He's already smacked 14 home runs and 39 RBIs in 54 games. Both numbers are up from his 8 home runs and 24 RBIs in 59 games last season.

The Cubs own +350 odds to win the NL Central, according to the latest MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. Any injury to a star like Baez certainly wouldn't help those odds, so it's definitely a situation to continue monitoring.

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