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Cubs Lineup: Baez at Shortstop, Heyward and Zobrist Back In

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The Javier Baez rotation tour continues, with a move around the infield to shortstop. Baez will give Addison Russell a day off:


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  1. Dexter Fowler, CF
  2. Jason Heyward, RF
  3. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  5. Kris Bryant, 3B
  6. Jorge Soler, LF
  7. Javier Baez, SS
  8. David Ross, C
  9. Jon Lester, P

Assuming Baez can stay focused appropriately on the development of his bat, then his ability to do this kind of rotating-resting is going to be invaluable to the Cubs come August and September. I like it a lot.

Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist get back in there today, and David Ross draws another start with Jon Lester on the mound. Rockies righty Tyler Chatwood is split-neutral for his career, for what it’s worth.

Here’s your full Pre-Gamin’ post for today’s game.


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Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.