Javier Báez

Javier Báez

Height/Weight: 6' 0"/190 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Draft: 2011 1st round (9th pick) by the
  • mlive

    Javier Baez could return to baseball activities in a few days: Tigers injury report

    Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez is already on the path back from the injured list. Baez was placed on the IL three days ago with lumbar spine inflammation. Infielder Ryan Kreidler was recalled from Triple-A Toledo to take Baez's roster spot. Baez has dealt with back problems periodically during his Tigers' tenure, and he said the pain would “come and go” in 2024.

  • The Detroit News

    Getting Báez'd: Tigers' shortstop elevating mundane tag play into performance art

    Nobody epitomizes this more than Tigers shortstop Javier Báez. YouTube, in 2019, compiled a highlight reel of Báez's tags at second base. “It's crazy how good he is at that,” catcher Jake Rogers said. To catch it and tag like that, that fast, that is talent.

  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

    Correa has developed his tagging skill to nail runners

    There are a lot of elements to keep opponents from stealing bases from how pitchers hold the ball, their time to the plate and the catcher's arm. The Twins have a special weapon: Carlos Correa's tags. Correa made a game-changing tag in the ninth inning Tuesday, delivering a swift, no-look tag when Kansas City Royals pinch-runner Dairon Blanco attempted to swipe second base. "He's creating outs ...