WATCH: Bote prevents extra-base hit with spectacular catch in left field


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David Bote can seemingly do a little bit of everything on the baseball diamond. (Photo Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports)
David Bote can seemingly do a little bit of everything on the baseball diamond. (Photo Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Raising the question of what exactly he cannot do, Chicago Cubs rookie sensation David Bote continued to showcase his broad array of skills by making a jaw-dropping catch in left field with the Cubs taking on the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Thursday.

Typically a third baseman, Bote started in left field on the day and produced one of the Cubs' top web gems of the season in the fourth frame. Laying out to rob Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman of an extra-base hit, Bote fully extended his glove arm while falling to the ground in order to make the grab.

The catch ended the inning and likely prevented a Washington run from scoring, as the Nationals had a runner on first base at the time. Despite being visibly frustrated by having a hit taken away, Zimmerman could not help but give Bote a halfhearted salute with his batting helmet before trotting off the field.

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