Second baseman Javier Baez, who suffered a bruise above his left eye after a collision with center fielder Jason Heyward on Friday night, was in the Cubs’ lineup on Saturday. However, Heyward did not start but that had nothing to do with the crash.
Baez and Heyward collided in shallow center field in the sixth inning of the Cubs’ game against the Brewers as both chased a fly ball by Hernan Perez. Heyward popped up immediately after the incident to get the ball, but Baez stayed on the ground, and would eventually leave the game.
The Cubs medical staff determined Baez did not need to undergo concussion protocol. He had some swelling around his left eye.
Heyward didn’t start because the Cubs had planned on giving him Saturday off rather than face Brewers lefty Tommy Milone. Heyward has a hit in each of the Cubs’ first four games this year.
— Carrie Muskat
Source:: Muskat Ramblings