3/27 Bench players down to five

The battle for the Cubs’ last two bench spots has come down to Chad Tracy, Micah Hoffpauir, Kevin Millar, Sam Fuld and Tyler Colvin.

“You can’t figure it out from the player’s part,” Millar said. “You have to just do your thing.”

Millar started in left field on Saturday and has been taking grounders at third and first.

“I came in here to be as versatile as I could and take my groundballs at third, play some left field, play some first base and do whatever they ask me to do,” he said. “My body feels good and we’ll see what happens here in the next few days.”

With the trade of Andres Blanco to Texas, there aren’t many decisions to be made. Colvin had four hits on Saturday and now was batting .475. It’ll be tough to leave him behind. GM Jim Hendry said they’ll make a final decision by Tuesday or Wednesday.

“I feel confident,” Millar said. “It’s a great group of guys here and you just have to get these guys believing. This is a good team. I feel confident. You just keep going to the finish line and ultimately they’ll make a decision.”

– Carrie Muskat

2 Comments

Tracy is doing somewhat well, despite his 3 GIDPs and 3 errors. Colvin definitely has made his point and really it’s a battle between two vets in Tracy and Millar.

I admit, I will be surprised (but pleased) if they don’t take Millar north. Hoffpauir and Fuld belong on the bench, Colvin belongs as a starter, Fukodome belongs in Japan, Tracy only made sense if the Cubs didn’t have Baker to cover third, Millar and Nady make no sese at all and Hendry belongs anywhere else but the Cubs.

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