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Today’s Lineup Features Baez at First Base, Heyward and Zobrist Making Debuts

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A quick look at today’s lineup for the Cubs’ home opener in this Cactus League season, getting underway at 2pm CT:


Very cool to see Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward making their debuts at Sloan in front of the home crowd – should be a packed house for a Spring Training game.


Javy Baez gets another start at a new position, playing first base. Juan Carlos Perez is a defensive specialist in the outfield, and he gets the start in left field instead of Shane Victorino, who DHs – the latter probably has the better (outside) shot at winning a job on the 25-man roster.

Pierce Johnson starts this one, which should be fun. Also, it’ll be good to see Neil Ramirez in action, hopefully looking healthy.

Dig that Knute Rockne quote, too.

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Brett Taylor

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