The Chicago Cubs (12-17) take on the Atlanta Braves (18-12) on Tuesday, looking to double up after they dominated the Braves 5-1 on Monday. Taking his spot at second base for the first time in his young MLB career, rookie 2B Adrian Cardenas begins what may likely be the beginning of an in-season competition with 2B Darwin Barney for the second-bagger spot.
The Cubs acquired Cardenas on waivers from the Oakland Athletics last February. The 24-year-old infielder was hitting an impressive .319/.376/.521 slash for the Iowa Cubs Triple-A team and has shown considerable plate discipline throughout the minors.
Here is a full look at the lineups for Tuesday's game:
Cubs: DeJesus RF, Campana CF, Castro SS, LaHair 1B, Soriano LF, Stewart 3B, Soto C, Cardenas 2B, Dempster P— Bruce Miles (@BruceMiles2112) May 8, 2012
Tonight's lineup at CHI (8:05, SPSO/680AM/BRN): Bourn 8 Prado 7 Freeman 3 McCann 2 Uggla 4 Jones 5 Heyward 9 Pastornicky 6 Delgado 1— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 8, 2012
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