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Cubs News: Maddon still prefers Schwarber at leadoff in batting order

by - Senior Editor -

Joe Maddon spoke to reporters on Tuesday and said that he had made up a lineup as he prepares for the upcoming 2017 season.

His batting order for a right-handed pitcher was the following:

Kyle Schwarber

Kris Bryant

Anthony Rizzo

Ben Zobrist

Addison Russell

Jason Heyward

Willson Contreras

John Jay or Albert Almora Jr.


Maddon did say that he would think about batting the pitcher in the 8th spot to give more RBI opportunities for Schwarber at the lead-off position.

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