Chicago Cubs call up prospect Nico Hoerner with Javy Baez, Addison Russell injured, ESPN reports

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Cubs are promoting infield prospect Nico Hoerner to the Major League club, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports.

The move to call up Hoerner, 22, comes with shortstops Javy Baez and Addison Russell dealing with injuries.

In 70 games at Double A Tennessee, Hoerner hit .284 with three home runs, 22 RBI and a .344 on-base percentage. He was the Cubs first round draft pick in 2018, getting selected 24th overall.

Baez, 26, is seeing a hand specialist Monday after suffering a hairline fracture in his left thumb and potentially could miss the rest of the regular season.

Russell was hit in the face by a fastball Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers and is in concussion protocol.

The Cubs are in San Diego, where they will take on the Padres Monday night.
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