Javier Baez is hitting second in his Cubs debut on CSN+

Javier Baez is hitting second in his Cubs debut on CSN+
August 5, 2014, 2:45 pm
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Tony Andracki

Today's the big day.

Cubs fans are giddy with excitement as Javier Baez is set to make his Major League Baseball debut with the Cubs in Denver. You can catch all the action on Comcast SportsNet-Plus starting at 7 p.m.

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The Cubs released their lineup for the game, and Baez is hitting second:

1. Arismendy Alcantara - CF
2. Javier Baez - 2B
3. Anthony Rizzo - 1B
4. Starlin Castro - SS
5. Justin Ruggiano - RF
6. Luis Valbuena - 3B
7. Welington Castillo - C
8. Junior Lake - LF
9. Travis Wood - P

Baez spent most of his minor-league career hitting third or fourth in the order, so the two-hole is something of a change for the rookie.

How's that for a Top 4, though? Alcantara-Baez-Rizzo-Castro: four guys part of "The Core."

Baez will also wear No. 9:

 

 

Be sure to tune in to CSN+ for complete coverage starting at 7 p.m. with Cubs Pregame Live. Check here for CSN+ in your local listings.