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Baez headed to Des Moines

Javier Baez will start year in AAA Iowa.

Top prospect Javier Baez has been sent back to minor league camp and will not make the opening day roster but with Blake Parker getting optioned to AAA Iowa, the Cubs opening day pitching staff just became clearer.

In their latest round of roster moves, the Cubs optioned Blake Parker to AAA Iowa and assigned SS Javier Baez, RHP Brian Schlitter, LHP Jonathan Sanchez, RHP Chang-Yong Lim, OF Casper Wells and IF Chris Valaika to minor league camp. Baez, a non-roster invitee and not on the Cubs 40-man roster, will start the season playing short at AAA Iowa. The move was expected as the Cubs front office has... Recommended Stories

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