The entire Cubs organization nearly fell off their chairs on Thursday when infielder Javy Baez left the team's Spring Training game with an apparent leg injury. Baez came up limping after a run to second base and was eventually escorted off by a trainer.
It's easy to assume the worst, but it looks like Baez is going to be just fine. He's just dealing with some hamstring cramps.
Baez spoke to reporters after the game.
"I'm completely fine, 100 percent...I got some treatment. The trainers were all over it (hamstring cramp) and everything is fine."
Baez is an all-around ultility player and one of the Cubs' most important pieces. Just 25 years old, he had a career season in 2017, hitting 23 home runs and 75 RBI in 145 games. He's expected to take over the everyday role as the team's second baseman this season.
The Cubs will be extremely cautious with his health as Opening Day approaches. They don't want to take any chances.
Next time Baez should drink more water and not scare fans half to death.