Báez pulled from Tigers game after blunder originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Detroit Tigers infielder Javy Báez has gotten off to a rough start this season, and things aren’t getting any better after he was yanked from Thursday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays following a baserunning blunder.
Báez hit a double in the top of the second inning in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays, but had gotten a slow start out of the batter’s box thinking that the ball was going to be a home run.
Akil Baddoo then sent a fly ball to center field, and Báez took off from second base.
The only problem? There was only one out in the inning:
After being doubled off, Báez was then pulled from the game by Tigers manager AJ Hinch, ending his night early.
Entering Thursday’s game, Báez had four hits in 40 at-bats so far this season, with eight strikeouts in 11 games for the Tigers. He has one RBI and has zero home runs on the campaign.
Báez signed a six-year deal with the Tigers following the 2021 season, with the contract worth $140 million.
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