An MRI in Chicago on Saturday revealed the extent of Baez's injury, suffered when he slid headfirst into second base last Sunday against Milwaukee at Wrigley Field.
To replace Baez at shortstop, the Cubs must turn to Addison Russell. a capable batter who has struggled in the field this season. He hasn't played since.More news: Apple, Foxconn caught breaking Chinese labor laws while making iPhones
Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was once hit in the face by a 94 miles per hour fastball from Houser.
Baez, 26, has hit.281/.316/.532 with 29 home runs this season. "Middle-of-the-order guy and our shortstop". "We're gonna miss him - we miss him already - but we got a nice group out there and nobody's gonna feel sorry for you". "It's not like we're just a one man band". The Cubs loaded the based with no outs and only scored one run.
Adrian Houser (6-5, 3.45) has a 1.63 ERA during a five-start unbeaten run, winning two of those contests while striking out 28 in 27 2-3 innings. With Baez out, Maddon is talking about playing Russell every single day at shortstop and even if he needs a break, trying to give him the first few innings off and then popping him out there for the latter innings.More news: Curtin research reveals tsunami followed dinosaur-killing asteroid
Maddon said he's going to lean on his bench to keep the Cubs charging toward the NL playoffs. "I just think it's a matter of angles and getting back to the side that he had been used to".
He appeared in 14 games with Iowa this year, going 0-1 with a 1.26 ERA and three saves. Catcher Willson Contreras caught Shrimp as he grew to become and buckled over. He fell to his knees, holding his head, but eventually was able to compose himself and walk to first base accompanied by Maddon and two trainers.
"It's a tough blow", Rizzo told the Media Saturday. "He's done some awesome things".More news: Hong Kong protesters urge Trump to 'liberate' their city
"As professionals, we have to step up and obviously you're filling an All-Star on and off the field and a perennial MVP candidate, so that's not easy".