Javy Baez (thumb) out of Cubs’ lineup against Padres

Baez injured his right thumb while swinging during the Cubs’ 4-3 win Sunday against the Giants.

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SAN DIEGO — Shortstop Javy Baez was out of the lineup Monday against the Padres because of a bruised right thumb.

He injured the thumb in his last at-bat -Sunday against the Giants before leaving the game.

“Javy’s getting treatment,” manager David Ross said before the game. “It seems to be just a little bit of a kind of thumb contusion. We’ll have to see how he hits and feels, but I think he’s day-to-day. Obviously, he’s not in the starting lineup, but I anticipate him being available, but we probably won’t know more until he’s out there.”

Outfielder Joc Pederson also was out for a second consecutive day but went through a full pregame routine without any issues and should be back in the starting lineup Tuesday.

Marisnick off injured list

The Cubs are slowly getting healthy. After getting Jason Heyward back Sunday, they activated outfielder Jake Marisnick from the injured list. Marisnick, who had been out since May 11 with a strained right hamstring, started in center field and hit sixth.

He was enjoying a solid start before landing on the IL, slashing .264/.350/.623 with four home runs and a 168 OPS+.

To make room for Marisnick on the active roster, right-hander Kohl Stewart was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Stewart was 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA in two starts for the Cubs.

He wasn’t with the team long, but his two outings made a strong impression on the coaching staff, and he could be a legitimate depth piece moving forward.

“I thought [Stewart] was really good,” Ross said. “He gave us some solid innings, especially in that first start. . . . Very impressed from what we saw in spring training and then him going through a couple of mechanical things he wanted to fix at the back end of spring training and then in the minor leagues to get himself ready to help us out.

“He’s got a really nice way about him, the way he competes and the way he stays focused. It was a really nice pick-me-up for him when Trevor [Williams] went down.”

Wisdom named NL Player of the Week

Rookie sensation Patrick Wisdom has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball and was named National League Player of the Week. Wisdom’s second multihomer game of the season helped lead the Cubs to a 4-3 victory Sunday against the Giants.

Wisdom, 29, hit .435 last week with six home runs, nine RBI and an eye-popping 1.719 OPS.

“He’s come in and filled in really nicely and carried us here for a little while,” Ross said. “He’s kept that lineup turning over there toward the middle of the order on the back side after the big boys in the front.

‘‘Super happy he’s having success for us, and he’s been a really, really big part of our success.”

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