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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Schwarber Cleans Up, Candelario Plays First Base

Cubs Lineups

Kyle Hendricks makes his Spring Training debut today, as the Cubs host the Dodgers at Sloan Park (in a game that will be on WGN-9).

Here’s the Cubs’ lineup (via Carrie Muskat):

  1. Jason Heyward, DH
  2. Kris Bryant, 3B
  3. Ben Zobrist, 2B
  4. Kyle Schwarber, LF
  5. Addison Russell, SS
  6. Miguel Montero, C
  7. Jon Jay, CF
  8. Jeimer Candelario, 1B
  9. Matt Szczur, RF

Jason Heyward gets the leadoff shot again, and is still in search of that ever-elusive first spring hit. It’s coming. I can feel it …

Anthony Rizzo is out again (he was scratched Thursday with back tightness), which still doesn’t quite concern me. Talk to me next week. Well, hopefully you have no reason to talk to me about this next week.

Kyle Schwarber slides down to the cleanup spot with Heyward leading off and Rizzo out, but I still expect that he’s your primary leadoff man to open to the season.

Jeimer Candelario gets a little work at first base in place of Rizzo, and Matt Szczur draws another start in the outfield.

The game is at 2pm CT, and we’ll have your full Pre-Gamin’ closer to game time.



Brett Taylor

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