Baby Báez! Javy Báez announces huge news on social media

The Cubs infielder will be as important as ever for the Cubs in 2018

Cubs infielder Javier Baez announced a new addition on Wednesday with the news that he and longtime girlfriend Irmarie Marquez are expecting a baby.

Baez posted a photo of him with Marquez holding a child-sized Baez jersey on Instagram:

Una Bendición Más De Dios!
Baby Báez Is Coming!!! What Do You Think Will Be? 
Boy or Girl ? �� �� deja tu opinión... ������ totaaaaal!!!! ����♂️ ������

The post included some emojis, including happy faces and a baby bottle.


Baez knows all about gender reveals. He took part in one at the Cubs Convention for a Houston family, joining teammates Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber in pulling confetti poppers on stage.

Personally, I'm hoping for a boy, so you know he can be called "El Maguito" as Javy's nickname is "El Mago.


#PlayersWeekend #JB9 #ElMago ��

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It's been a busy offseason for Baez, 25, who spends part of his offseason in Puerto Rico and part of it in Jacksonville, Fla., where he's in the process of purchasing a ranch.

"I'm really excited to have that and have the space."

Baez currently owns one horse and hopes to buy more.

"That's where I grew up in Jacksonville. I grew up on that farm, and I told [the owners] I want to [buy it], and they told me when they were ready to move out, they'd let me know."

The Cubs' social media team visited Baez on the ranch in December and posted video of him feeding the chickens and horses.

"I love doing it. It's peaceful."

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