Cubs activate Javier Baez off of disabled list
CHICAGO – Javier Baez is back.
The Cubs activated the 23-year-old utility infielder off of the 15-day disabled list today as they get set to host a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies.
Baez has been rehabbing with the Iowa Cubs for the past four games as he continues to recover from a left thumb contusion, but he’ll be available on the big league roster going forward.
During his time in Triple-A, Baez batted .267 with one home run and one RBI.
Munenori Kawasaki is being sent down to make room for Baez.
Kawasaki went 1 for 2 with a stolen base in his two games with the Cubs.