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Injury Ends 2012 AFL Season for Baez

It’s not the end of the World, but it’s never good to report news of an injury to a top prospect.  Javier Baez was removed from Saturday’s AFL game, and reports are that he will miss the remainder of the AFL season now with a possible broken left thumb, the tip of the thumb specifically.  It’s been a long 2012 for Baez as he destroyed MWL pitching with the Peoria Chiefs, then struggled with the transition to the Daytona Cubs, then produced at a ridiculous rate for the Solar Sox in the AFL but saw his average drop off.  In the grand scheme of things Baez will not miss much baseball, the only thing he will miss out on is some development time with the Solar Sox in Mesa.  He should be all set to go in 2013, odds are that he will start the 2013 campaign with the Daytona Cubs.

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- George

Baez Stars In AFL Debut

FULL BOX SCORE

It really didn’t take long for Javier Baez to make his presence felt in the Arizona Fall League.  The first 93 mph fastball he saw landed at least 430 feet away beyond the center field wall.  Baez wasn’t done there as he also added a double, and finished with three RBI’s, unfortunately the Solar Sox couldn’t hang on to an early lead and lost 6-5.  I would say that it was a pretty successful debut for all the Cubs involved.  Matt Szczur got the start in CF and finished the night 0-for-2 at the plate, but had a successful sacrifice bunt, and earned two walks from the lead off spot.  Rubi Silva was the only other Cub to swing the bat last night, and he came through with a pinch hit single.  The Cubs excelled on the mound as well in this one as Kevin Rhoderick and Tony Zych each had a scoreless outing. Rhoderick was impressive going 1.2 innings giving up only one hit and striking out three.  Zych worked a scoreless .1 of an inning in his AFL debut, all in all a great start for the Cubs prospects.

Thanks for reading,
- George

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