The Chicago Cubs had a scheduled off-day Monday, but the team still made news with top prospect Javier Baez did not play and is listed as day-to-day with a sore wrist.
The Cubs begin a three-game set against the New York Mets Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. CT with Jake Arrieta (1-1) taking the mound and will be opposed by Zac Wheeler (2-5).
Around the league: the Astros called up top prospect Jon Singleton, the Indians snapped the Red Sox’s seven-game win streak, White Sox’s Jose Abreu homered off Clayton Kershaw in his return from the disabled list.
Chicago Tribune: Cubs’ Core Four report: Bryant extends hit streak to 6 games
Daily Herald: Cubs of 2014 not much different than 2013
CSN Chicago: Good, bad, ugly: The Cubs at the two-month checkpoint
ESPN Chicago: Baez, Bryant can fill the (inevitable) void
NBC Sports: Report: Astros call up top prospect Jon Singleton and sign him to long-term contract worth up to $35 million
CBS Sports: Indians snap Red Sox’s seven-game win streak
FOX Sports: Abreu involved in freak pregame accident, then homers off Kershaw