2/20 Leadoff man
In January, Lou Piniella said he didn’t expect any controversy this spring. However, there could be a little battle as to who will be the Cubs’ leadoff man.
Ryan Theriot would like to bat first.
“There’s a niche in this game for guys who [lead off] and do it well,” Theriot said. “Every good team has one of those guys. If that’s the role I’m in, great. I would love to do that. That’s something I think I could excel in for sure.”
Kosuke Fukudome, who arrived Saturday at Fitch Park, was asked where he’d like to hit, first or second.
“If I can pick, then I would like to be the first to bat,” he said, through his interpreter.
— Carrie Muskat