Cubs optimistic Javy Báez (hamstring) will avoid injured list

Tim Stebbins
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Cubs optimistic Báez (hamstring) will avoid injured list originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

After running Javy Báez through pregame drills on Wednesday, the Cubs are optimistic their shortstop will avoid the injured list with a left hamstring injury.

"All signs are pointing good," manager David Ross said ahead of Wednesday's game vs. Atlanta.

Báez, 28, hurt his hamstring while running the bases on Sunday vs. Milwaukee. Although he didn't come out of the game, he didn't play Monday or Tuesday vs. Atlanta and is not in Wednesday's starting lineup.

Ross said Báez was "moving well" during drills Wednesday and that he would hit and take ground balls pregame. 

"As long as he's healthy, he'll be available off the bench today," Ross added. "If everything goes well and he's not sore tomorrow, we'll put him in there."

Báez is hitting just .234/.272/.494 in 20 games this season but is second on the Cubs in home runs (six) and first in RBIs (17).

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