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VIDEO: Javier Baez blasts two home runs at Birmingham on August 21

Javier Baez blasted two home runs and drove in five total runs in a 10-8 Smokies victory over Birmingham last evening. The round-trippers were his 15th and 16th of the season with the Chicago Cubs’ Double-A team. Overall this season, the shortstop has 33 home runs between Daytona and Tennessee, the second-most among all minor […]

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Three-day rest paying off for Arismendy Alcantara

By: Nick Roark Tennessee Smokies second baseman Arismendy Alcantara was not able to enjoy the All-Star break like most minor leaguers. Rather than rest for three days, the Cubs No. 5 rated prospect flew to New York to participate in the All-Star Futures Game then proceeded to Jacksonville to take part in the Southern League […]

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Photo Courtesy: Roger C. Hoover

Javier Baez taking batting and fielding practice prior to his Double-A debut

The much anticipated arrival of Javier Baez has begun in East Tennessee. During batting practice prior to the July 5 game against the Huntsville Stars (the Brewers’ Double-A affiliate), the big screen at Smokies Park showed an interview with the shortstop on WGN America prior to the Chicago Cubs’ game. After each answer, Tennessee players […]

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