LAS VEGAS -- Javier Baez, who hit four home runs over back-to-back games, will officially be assigned to Minor League camp on Monday. The shortstop has definitely made an impression in his first big league spring camp but still has some things to learn.
"He's still got to face a lot of right-handed pitching," manager Dale Sveum said on Sunday of Baez, the Cubs' No. 1 Draft pick in 2011, who is batting .324 this spring. "There's a lot to be learned and a lot to be learned at the plate when you're going to face right-handed pitching constantly -- sliders, and all that stuff -- and know you'll get quite a few of them and how you're going to react."
Baez, 20, isn't the only one being sent down on Monday. Jorge Soler, Christian Villanueva, Rafael Lopez and Josh Vitters will all be moving to Fitch Park. Soler, 21, will be assigned to Class A Daytona.
Despite the moves, both Baez and Soler are expected to start for the Cubs on Monday, when they travel to Peoria to face the Padres.
The good news for the Cubs is that there's depth in the system.
"There's a trail of guys getting ready to be a phone call away, there's no doubt about that," Sveum said.
Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.