Baez has been dealing with a lingering hand injury, last playing in the team’s 4-3 win over the San Francisco Giants on June 6, going 0-for-4 with a fielder’s choice that scored pitcher Kyle Hendricks. In 54 games this season, Baez is slashing .240/.276/.480 with 14 home runs, putting him tied for ninth in the majors.
Sergio Alcantara will take over shortstop duties Tuesday, batting seventh. Playing in nine games this season, Alcantara is batting .375 with a .389 OBP. Alcantara is not listed in the player pool on FanDuel.
The Cubs will look to even the series against the Padres after a 9-4 loss Monday. The team, which ranks ninth in K rate at 25.4%, will face Dinelson Lamet. Lamet, making his sixth start of the season, has a 2.50 ERA and 26.9% K rate, posting a 1-0 record. Chicago is a -190 road Moneyline underdog on FanDuel Sportsbook in a game with an 8.5-run total.
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