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.
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.