Kaplan: Baez may miss rest of Arizona Fall League

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Kaplan: Baez may miss rest of Arizona Fall League

Cubs top prospect Javier Baez, who has been playing in the Arizona Fall League, may miss the rest of the fall after injuring his thumb.

He is undergoing tests Monday to determine if he has a broken tip of his thumb.

He is considered an elite prospect and is ranked as one of the Top 50 players in minor league baseball.

The 19-year-old Baez, who was the Cubs No. 1 pick in 2011, starred at Class A Peoria this summer, hitting .333 with 12 home runs before being promoted to High A Daytona where he struggled batting .188 in 23 games.

The Cubs have had him playing both shortstop (his natural position) and third base where he may move due to the presence of Starlin Castro. In action with the Mesa Solar Sox, he is hitting .211 but he leads the team with four home runs.

Scouts covering the Fall League project him as an impact player at the major league level but believe he is at least two years away from the big leagues.

In the Gym at EFT: Muscle activation

In the Gym at EFT: Muscle activation

In this week's edition of In the Gym at EFT, physical therapist Emily Sluis tackles muscle activation. 

Sluis enlists the help of Super Bowl XLIX Champion Darius Fleming to demonstrate dynamic stretches that get an athlete ready to compete. 

Check out key techniques in the video above, and be on the lookout for the next edition of In the Gym at EFT.

Morning Update: Bulls win first meeting with Cavs; LeBron pays off Cubs-Indians bet

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Morning Update: Bulls win first meeting with Cavs; LeBron pays off Cubs-Indians bet

Here are some of Friday's top stories in Chicago sports:

Saturday on CSN: Bradley vs. Nevada; Illinois State vs. New Mexico

Dwyane Wade, Bulls take first blood with LeBron James, Cavs

Bears-49ers: And the winner is?

Jonathan Toews practices but won’t play vs. Flyers

For Cubs, winter meetings will be all about the hunt for pitching 

White Sox reportedly asking for No. 1 prospect plus more in trade return for Chris Sale

'Quarterback' Rajon Rondo executes Bulls' game plan, logs first triple-double of the year

White Sox agree to one-year deals with Brett Lawrie, Avisail Garcia

LeBron James pays off bet, rocks Cubs uniform to the United Center

High School Lites basketball roundup: Week 1