The Cubs thought Baez might be activated from the disabled list in time for the home opener on Monday but Maddon said that's doubtful. Baez has made progress as far as his thumb injury, which he sustained sliding into second base, but still needs to see more game action before he's ready to be activated, Maddon said.
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