Cubs Promote Javier Baez to Double-A Tennessee

The Cubs promoted Javier Baez to Double-A Tennessee following Friday night’s game against Brevard County. Baez went 1-for-3 with a walk and two stolen bases in what should be his final game in A-ball.

After a rough start to the season, Javier Baez caught fire and was recently named the Cubs’ Minor League Player of the Month for June.

Javier Baez hit .274/.338/.535 in 76 games with the D-Cubs that included 19 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs and 12 stolen bases.

Javier Baez’s Page on MiLB.com

The Cubs mentioned the possibility of promoting Baez shortly after the All-Star break and have decided to give one of the top prospects in the system a new challenge. Baez is joining a very talented Tennessee Smokies team and will play at the Double-A level at just 20 years old.

The promotion of Javier Baez to Tennessee should result in Arismendy Alcantara being promoted to Triple-A Iowa. Alcantara was named to the Southern League All-Star team and will participate in the upcoming SiriusXM Futures Game during All-Star weekend. Alcantara is hitting .273/.352/.464/.816 in 82 games for the Smokies with 21 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs and 20 stolen bases.

Arismendy Alcantara’s Page on MiLB.com

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