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Cubs News: Veterans reportedly asked for David Bote in Sunday's lineup


by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs have more than likely found a gem in infielder David Bote.

Bote hit two homers on Saturday to propel the Cubs in the 9-1 win over the D-backs on Saturday night.

Since he is hot offensively, ESPN's Jesse Rogers reported today that Cubs veteran Ben Zobrist asked manager Joe Maddon if he could be in the lineup for today's game. Maddon added him to the lineup as he was supposed to have a day-off today.

"It's a selfless kind of a move," Maddon said. "That's what we're looking for. I like the fact they feel comfortable enough to come in here and discuss with me. It was pretty much what we wanted to happen to begin with, and it happened."

Veteran Ben Zobrist is sitting, and Bote will be batting fifth and playing third base.

Cubs fans have already have been in love with Bote's clutch play since his rookie season, and now it appears even his teammates are becoming a massive fan of 'Bote Ball.'

For the season, Bote is batting .296 with three homers, 14 RBI and an on-base percentage of .397.

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