“Everything went well.”
Baez said he’s ready to play and that he’s not hurt, insisting that the Cubs are only taking precautionary measures after he suffered a cramp Thursday while running out a double.
Baez will repeat Tuesday’s routine of taking batting practice, throwing and running, but he admitted he’s antsy. The cause of his cramping, he added, was a lack of hydration.
“They took all the sodas from my fridge,” Baez said, pointing to a refrigerator in the corner of the clubhouse. “I got no other choice now.”
Baez said he hopes to return Friday against the White Sox in Glendale or Saturday against the Indians at Sloan Park.
“I didn’t even get hurt,” Baez said. “It was (from) cramping, dehydration. They decided to give me a few days. It’s just getting water in my system.”
Meanwhile, catcher Victor Caratini sported some swelling in his left knee after getting hit by a pitch from Madison Bumgarner of the Giants and absorbing a slide from Austin Jackson in Tuesday night’s 2-1 win.
“It’s just sore and tight,” said Caratini, who was surprised that Jackson attempted to slide directly into his knee.
“I don’t know why he slid (into) my knee.”