Published: Tue, May 08, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Cubs' Javier Baez left Monday's game with groin tightness

Cubs' Javier Baez left Monday's game with groin tightness

It was the kind of burst Epstein and Maddon have been waiting for after the Cubs had scored three or fewer runs in 10 of their past 11 games before Monday's offensive explosion. Maddon said Baez was lifted because of the lopsided score and he doesn't believe the injury is a concern.

Before Monday, the Cubs' last 13 homers had been solo drives. Entering camp, he had proved to be fairly durable, averaging 144 games in his first two full seasons in the majors.

Happ added a two-run shot in the fourth. "No BP today. Everybody got their work done in the cage and just went and played".

"It's tough because we're really not hitting the ball out of the ballpark on any kind of consistent basis, so you've got to try to find ways to put runs on the board", Mattingly said recently, according to the Miami Herald.

Signed to a six-year, $120 million contract before the season over former Cy Young Award victor Jake Arreita, Darvish is 0-3 on the young season with an even 6.00 ERA.

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The 31-year-old said he became unwell during the May 4-6 series against the St. Louis Cardinals and felt no improvement when he came out for throwing practice on Monday.

Darvish was scheduled to start Tuesday night against Miami, but the Cubs provided no word on a replacement.

"We're not sure yet", said Maddon, about four hours after Jen-Ho Tseng was scratched from his start at Iowa. "It could be somewhat of a bullpen day". Mazzoni worked the ninth against the Marlins.

It's fair to write that Yu Darvish's still-nascent career with the Chicago Cubs has not been pleasant.

The Cubs say they expect to make the corresponding roster move Tuesday before the game. It will be Ureña's second start against Chicago, after a wild first inning ruined his Opening Day.

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