9/12 Colvin staying put
Tyler Colvin will continue to take grounders at first but the Cubs rookie outfielder was not expected to see any action there any time soon.
“Things are going well,” manager Mike Quade said, “and I’m not interested in pulling the trigger on that. I’d like him to keep working there. I teased him yesterday and said, ‘You never know, pal. Be ready.’ We don’t have the need that I thought we might when Derrek [Lee] left.”
Lee was traded Aug. 18 to the Braves, leaving a gap. But Xavier Nady has handled first base and the Cubs called up Micah Hoffpauir. Colvin hasn’t played first since his sophomore year in college and it was only part time then.
“It’s going to be a new experience for him,” Quade said of Colvin at first. “I don’t want him to show up tomorrow and, bang. Like I do with all of them, I want to give him a heads up. Nady’s making it tough for me to do that.”
– Carrie Muskat