David Bote made a stellar defensive play featuring a barehanded grab of a ground ball. (Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports)
David Bote made a stellar defensive play featuring a barehanded grab of a ground ball. (Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports)

WATCH: David Bote makes great barehanded play to rob Reds player of infield single


by - Senior Writer -

CINCINNATI — Showing off his defensive prowess while manning second base for the Chicago Cubs, David Bote charged a slow roller and made a barehanded play to end third inning at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday. Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India hit a grounder in the 3-4 hole, and Bote's web gem robbed him of an infield single.

Bote recognized that he had to be fast in order to throw out the speedy India, so he grabbed the baseball with his bare hand and sidearmed a toss to first baseman Frank Schwindel. Schwindel gloved the ball just in the nick of time, resulting in an inning-ending putout made possible by Bote's quick thinking.

Comment on this story
Print   
Send Feedback to Cole Little: Email | Comment
MLB announces game times for 2023 regular season schedule
MLB announces game times for 2023 regular season schedule
Former Cubs fan-favorite announces retirement
Former Cubs fan-favorite announces retirement
Dansby Swanson named as a Top 10 MLB shortstop
Dansby Swanson named as a Top 10 MLB shortstop
Cubs single-game ticket information for 2023
Cubs single-game ticket information for 2023
Post your comments!
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest