It's pronounced hof-POWER
Micah Hoffpauir likes getting the at-bats but doesn’t necessarily want to be the ironman of the Cactus League. Hoffpauir, who started Friday at first base for the Cubs against Texas, hit a three-run homer, his second this spring, in a seven-run second inning.
Lou Piniella says he’s trying to keep some power in the lineup, and Hoffpauir has come through. On Friday against the Rangers, Mike Fontenot delivered, and smacked a two-run homer and two-run-triple.
– Carrie Muskat