Cubs make decision on starter at second base for Opening Day
|Saturday, March 27, 2021, 4:40 PM- -|
It's almost time for the regular season!
Cubs youngster Nico Hoerner will be sent down to Triple-A Iowa to begin the season.
Ross said the demotion had nothing to do with Hoerner but rather that Bote won the competition.
"It's David Bote's turn," he said. I think David had been hearing the message a long time that it's someone else's turn. So now David gets an opportunity."
This makes sense as Hoerner doesn't need sporadic at-bats during the start of the season watching Bote play.
Bote is batting .316 (12-for-38) with three homers and 8 RBIs this spring.
Sogard will be the back-up second baseman during the early portion of the regular season.