Well this is interesting...
You can interpret this is in anyway you want, but there is no question the Cubs want Baez to play 2B. This is not an injury/short-handed situation. Valaika could easily play 2B here.
This is a move with an eye toward the future, though I doubt that is coming anytime soon. It may be that the Cubs want to be more prepared than they were when they called up Junior Lake and Arismendy Alcantara, situations in which the two had to learn a new position at the major league level. But given that the Cubs have talked about Alcantara returning to Iowa to play more CF, the Cubs will probably look to give Baez plenty of reps at 2B.
It will be interesting to see how often he plays there.
And you thought there would be no interesting baseball to watch?
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