Chicago Cubs players collide while trying to catch ball

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon will likely provide an update on Baez's status before the Cubs continue their weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.

The Chicago Cubs won't play their home opener at Wrigley Field for another four days, but Friday will offer the next-best thing when the Cubs open a three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.

Mike Montgomery's pitch got away from Willson Contreras with the bases loaded. As a reminder, Major League Baseball has a 7-day disabled list option for concussion injuries.

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Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez was in the starting lineup Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers after suffering a left eye contusion in a collision with outfielder Jason Heyward on Friday night. Baez left the game after the collision. He gave a thumbs-up and walked off the field accompanied by the Cubs' athletic trainer.

Anderson had a 5.28 ERA in Arizona, but Maddon admitted there was a curiosity factor in seeing him pitch in a game that counted.

"Sitting in a hotel, it's not easy to keep your routine, your edge", Maddon said. "If I can get the ball down, my sinker will put the ball in the ground, so get ahead and get the ball in the ground". "But I wasn't feeling really strongly about it at that moment". "Regardless, as we move forward, as he gets more comfortable pitching in the season, you're going to see a lot of real good work with him pitching with our defense playing behind him". Garrett struck out four, walked two and needed only 78 pitches to record 18 outs. Ben Zobrist gave Anderson a 1-0 lead in the second, when he led off with his first home run of the season, a drive to right field. But he finished with a 0.79 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings, including five innings of one-run ball in his final spring tune-up, against the Chicago White Sox. Montgomery's 0-2 offering, though, skipped past Montero to the backstop, allowing Braun to score easily, giving the Brewers the victory.

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NL MVP Kris Bryant ended a season-opening 0-for-14 slump by just beating out an infield single that bounced off third base in the fifth. In ten starts (59 2/3 innings) against the Brewers, The Professor is 5-3 with a 2.11 ERA and 0.955 WHIP.

Braun led off the inning with a single before moving to third after Jesus Aguilar walked and Jett Bandy was hit by a pitch.

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