Javier Baez was benched by David Ross after forgetting how many outs there were and getting doubled off first base in the fourth inning of the Chicago Cubs' 4-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Monday.
"We have to make sure we're focused and locked in during the game," Ross said. "Sometimes our frustrations can distract us a little bit."
Baez said he was "surprised" when he was pulled but accepted the punishment.
"I never want to be out of the lineup," he said. "I respect his decision. He told me why it happened and I said, 'OK, it's your decision.'"