Video: Cubs Bench Javier Baez After Forgetting How Many Outs There Were

The Chicago Cubs expect a certain level of professionalism from their ball players and on Monday night shortstop Javier Baez crossed the line. The team pulled him from the game after he forgot how many outs there were while on base in the fourth inning.

Baez was on first base with one out when Anthony Rizzo lifted one to left field and Baez ended up charging around the bases and was halfway to third when the ball was caught, and thrown into first base to double him up. 

Cubs manager David Ross spoke to Baez in between innings and informed him to sit for the rest of the game. 

Turns out this wasn't the only gaffe from Baez on Monday as a couple of pitches earlier, he forgot to take a lead off.....don't take plays off kids!

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