LaHair says back much improved, expects to play Saturday, at least off bench, start by Sunday.— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) April 5, 2012
The Cubs entered the season with LaHair as their primary starter for the first base position, despite the fact that the 29-year-old only had 219 PAs in his MLB career. In 2011, LaHair spent the majority of the season with the Cubs' Triple-A affiliate and hit an impressive 38 homers with a monstrous .288/.405/.664 slash.
LaHair hurt his back in Spring Training and has been sidelined with back soreness for several days.
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