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Team W-L L10 STRK
30-27 5-5 W2
26-28 6-4 W1
25-31 5-5 L1
23-35 4-6 L1
17-39 3-7 L1

2023 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .225 3 27 .581 3

Top Javier Baez News

  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Heads to bench

    Baez will sit Saturday against the White Sox.

    Baez finds himself on the bench for the first time in exactly a month. He's hit .238/.279/.352 since that time, a slight improvement at best on his .234/.294/.286 line up to that point. Zack Short will get the nod at shortstop.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Three hits in win

    Baez went 3-for-6 with a double, a run scored and three RBI in Monday's 8-5 win over the Royals in 10 innings.

    Baez came into the contest 0-for-16 across his last four games, so this was a step in the right direction for the streaky shortstop. Baez is now batting .243 this month and .238 for the season, as he hasn't been able to truly get going at the plate despite some big games here and there. He should continue to see regular playing time, though he's hard to trust in fantasy leagues at the moment.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Two hits in win

    Baez went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Guardians.

    The Tigers are playing better lately and so is Baez, as the shortstop is batting .314 this month with three home runs, five RBI and seven runs scored in nine games. Baez hasn't lived up to expectations yet during his time in Detroit, though he could be turning a corner. His season batting average is now up to .256 to go with a .695 OPS.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Logs third steal

    Baez went 0-for-5 with a steal in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Guardians.

    Baez saw his five-game hitting streak end Tuesday, but he was able to swipe his third bag of the season. Baez had been swinging the bat well to start the month -- he's 9-for-32 with three homers in eight games since the start of May. He's now slashing .246/.306/.361 with 16 RBI and 14 runs scored through 134 plate appearances this season. Even with his three punchouts Tuesday, Baez has cut his strikeout rate to 17.8 percent, which would be a career low.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Goes yard again

    Baez went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Friday's 5-4 win over the Cardinals.

    Baez didn't homer in all of April, but he's now gone deep three times over four games in May. He also has three multi-hit efforts in his last five contests. For the season, the shortstop is slashing .260/.322/.394 with 15 RBI, 14 runs scored and two stolen bases through 115 plate appearances.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Hits first home run Wednesday

    Baez went 2-for-7 with a solo home run and three runs scored across both games of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Mets.

    Baez's two games Wednesday were a good representation of his time in Detroit. He looked good in Game 1, going 2-for-3 with the home run, which was his first of the year, and three runs scored. The shortstop then went 0-for-4 and left five runners on base in the nightcap. Baez is now batting .237 overall in 2023 and has been largely disappointing for fantasy managers dating back to last season, though he's shown flashes of promise.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Doubles, drives in one Sunday

    Baez went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Orioles.

    Baez's season-long figures still don't look great, as he's batting .233 with a .575 OPS, but he's been better lately. Across his last 10 games, the shortstop is batting .310 with four RBI and four runs scored. He may not be able to return to the level he displayed earlier in his career with the Cubs, though Baez figures to keep trending upward after a slow start this year.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Returns to lineup Saturday

    Baez (hand) is back in the lineup for the first half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

    Baez suffered a left hand contusion Wednesday when he was hit by a pitch, but he apparently feels well enough now to return as the Tigers' designated hitter in the early tilt at Comerica Park. He'll bat third versus O's right-hander Dean Kremer.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Age: 30
Experience: 7
Bats/Throws: R, R