Chicago, IL (August 4, 2014) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Cubs, will provide viewers with live coverage of top prospect JAVIER BAEZ (23 home runs, 80 RBI this season at Class AAA Iowa) in his major league debut TOMORROW NIGHT (Tue, August 5), as the Cubs visit the Colorado Rockies. This game will be shown exclusively on Comcast SportsNet Plus (CSN+).
Baez was the Cubs #1 draft pick (9th overall) in the 2011 MLB Draft and earned an overall fifth-place, pre-season ranking in Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects of 2014 player list.
Live coverage tomorrow night begins at 7:00 PM CT with Cubs Pregame Live presented by Fields Auto Group, featuring hosts David Kaplan and Todd Hollandsworth. First pitch is scheduled for 7:40 PM with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies on the game call. Cubs Postgame Live presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois immediately follows the game and will feature Baez’ post-game press conference.
Fans are urged to visit CSNChicago.com’s “Channel Finder” page (csnchicago.com/channel-finder) for the exact CSN+ channel location in their area.
Expanded coverage of today’s official team call-up of Baez will be front and center on SportsTalk Live presented by The Chevy Silverado at 5:30 PM and on SportsNet Central presented by AT&T U-Verse at 6:30 PM CT, GMC SportsNet Central at 10:00 & 10:30 PM and SportsNet Central presented by CLR at midnight, featuring numerous expert interviews and detailed analysis on Baez’ potential immediate impact at the big league level.
In addition, CSNChicago.com will have expanded 24/7 coverage of the Baez call-up from Cubs “Insider” Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney), along with interviews, feature stories and much more. Fans on Twitter can follow the very latest on this breaking story via @CubsTalk and @CSNChicago.