Cubs SS Baez (back) out of lineup vs. Pirates

Field Level Media

May 09, 2021 at 6:47 pm.

Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez was not in Sunday’s starting lineup against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates due to back soreness.

The Cubs have an off-day on Monday, giving Baez a two-day break to deal with the issue. He left Saturday’s game early with back tightness

Chicago manager David Ross expects the two-time All-Star to be back in the lineup on Tuesday when the Cubs open a two-game road series against the Cleveland Indians.

The 28-year-old Baez recently missed three games in late April due to a hamstring strain.

Baez is batting .257 in 29 games this season. He leads Chicago with 25 RBIs and is second on the club with eight homers.

A .264 career hitter over eight seasons with the Cubs, Baez has 126 career home runs with 403 RBIs in 753 games.