It’s official, Cubs activate INF/OF Javier Baez from 15-day DL and optioned INF Munenori Kawasaki to Triple-A Iowa
The Cubs active roster stands at 25 players, the 40-man roster includes 39 players.
Javier Baez is available for the Cubs this afternoon as the team begins a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field.
The 23-year-old Baez was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left thumb contusion on Opening Day (retroactive to March 25) and batted .267/.267/.467 (4-for-15) with a homer, a RBI and a .733 OPS during his four-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa. Baez batted .289/.325/.408 (22-for-76) with six doubles, one home run, four RBI and a .733 OPS in 28 games with the Cubs last year.
Baez was originally selected by the Cubs in the first round of the 2011 Draft (ninth overall) and made his Major League debut with the club in 2014, smacking nine home runs in 52 games in his rookie season.
Munenori Kawasaki, 34, saw action in two games with the Cubs during his stint and went 1-for-2 with a stolen base. He was Iowa’s Opening Day shortstop on April 7 before being recalled a day later.