Javier Baez has taken a leave of absence from the Iowa Cubs to be with his family. Baez’s sister, Noely died Wednesday night at the age of 21. Noely was born with spina bifida.
Javy and was very close to his sister. Those unfamiliar with their bond should read this link.
The Cubs announced Thursday that Baez has been placed on the bereavement list. The organization has not given a timetable on when he will return to the team.
The Cubs have asked for everyone to respect their privacy while keeping his family in your thoughts and prayers.