On Thursday, new Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum offered a glimpse at how he's going to arrange his lineup in 2012.
#Cubs mgr Sveum says DeJesus will leadoff, LaHair bat 4th, and he's still deciding rest of lineup— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) February 23, 2012
Sveum was adamant on Thursday that Bryan LaHair is his first baseman and that there is not battle for that job. "It’s [LaHair’s] job; it’s not his job to lose," Sveum said.
LaHair played in just 20 games for the Cubs in 2011 and has played in a total of 65 games in the majors. He spent the majority of 2011 in AAA, where he hit an impressive .331/.405/.664 with 38 home runs. It looks like Sveum is going to give him time to see how those numbers translate to the major leagues.
David DeJesus hit .240/.323/.376 for Oakland in 2011.
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