Javier Baez to bat second, play second in his major league debut tonight

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The Cubs called up hot-hitting, top-rated prospect Javier Baez yesterday and today he’s in the lineup. He bats second and plays second base. He’ll wear number 9. Not a lot of glorious history with the Cubs and that number, but go check it out and pick your favorite.

Baez — and the rest of the Cubs — will face Brett Anderson and the Rockies in Colorado.

Report: Diamondbacks sign Jarrod Dyson to two-year, $7.5 million contract

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ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that the Diamondbacks have signed outfielder Jarrod Dyson to a two-year contract. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the deal is worth $7.5 million.

Dyson, 33, spent last season with the Mariners. He hit an underwhelming .251/.324/.350, but stole 28 bases while playing superb defense in center field.

Dyson doesn’t quite make up for the Diamondbacks losing J.D. Martinez, who just signed with the Red Sox, but he will bring some speed and defense to the outfield along with A.J. Pollock. It’s not quite clear how the D-Backs plan to utilize Dyson. That should be made clear after the deal is announced.