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Baez exits with right groin tightness

Second baseman to be re-evaluated on Tuesday
MLB.com @CarrieMuskat

CHICAGO -- Cubs second baseman Javier Baez, who hit a three-run homer in the third inning, exited Monday's 14-2 win at Wrigley Field with tightness in his right groin. He will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.

Baez got twisted making a play on Justin Bour's grounder to open the Marlins' seventh. Brian Anderson then doubled to left, a play that Baez wasn't involved in. But Cubs athletic trainer Nick Frangella and manager Joe Maddon went out to check on Baez, and the infielder then left the game.

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CHICAGO -- Cubs second baseman Javier Baez, who hit a three-run homer in the third inning, exited Monday's 14-2 win at Wrigley Field with tightness in his right groin. He will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.

Baez got twisted making a play on Justin Bour's grounder to open the Marlins' seventh. Brian Anderson then doubled to left, a play that Baez wasn't involved in. But Cubs athletic trainer Nick Frangella and manager Joe Maddon went out to check on Baez, and the infielder then left the game.

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"When I went out there, he didn't say specifically where, he just said it was tight," Maddon said. "There was no sense to leave him in the game right there. ... I don't think [the injury] is anything awful."

Video: MIA@CHC: Maddon talks Baez injury

Baez's 10th homer of the season raised his National League-leading RBI total to 32. He has gone deep in three consecutive games.

Video: MIA@CHC: Baez crushes 3-run homer to center field

Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.

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