Javier Baez leaves game vs. Brewers after collision
The Chicago Cubs are currently in a battle with the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park as both Brett Anderson and Jimmy Nelson have pitched well.
But even with the game tied, the concern is on infielder Javier Baez.
Baez left the game in the sixth inning after colliding with outfielder Jason Heyward on a shallow pop fly. The two came together in a scary collision that took Baez out of the game.
— Billy Krumb (@ClubhouseCancer) April 8, 2017
The young infielder was able to leave the game under his own power and has been diagnosed with a left eye contusion. In basic terms, it’s a bruise over his eye.
At first, the collision looked very scary with Baez’s head snapping back. He will likely be tested for a concussion and will likely be out of the lineup for Saturday’s game in Milwaukee.
Chicago has to be breathing a sign of relief as they almost suffered another big injury to a young, rising star.