3/21 Q on DeWitt, second base
The competition at second base for the Cubs is getting interesting with eight games to play. At the start of camp, Blake DeWitt and Jeff Baker were expected to platoon at second. But Darwin Barney was batting .371, Baker .395 and DeWitt .163. Does DeWitt have a spot on the roster?
“Right now he does,” Mike Quade said, “but there are some guys pushing and we ain’t left yet, so we’ll see.”
The Cubs would like a left-handed bat in the mix. Scott Moore and Bobby Scales are both left-handed hitters. Quade said he likes the job Moore has done at first and third base. Scales has done well at second.
“Are they Gold Glovers? No, I don’t think so,” Quade said.
But he also won’t rule either out automatically. That will be part of the discussion on Tuesday when Quade sits down with GM Jim Hendry and others to discuss the roster.
— Carrie Muskat