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#pounditTuesday, December 7, 2021

Javier Baez jokes about doing whatever is necessary to stay in lineup

The Chicago Cubs have so many players they could conceivably fit into their lineup that it’s getting a bit tough to juggle them all.

With Kris Bryant’s return from the disabled list, Javier Baez is moving out of the No. 3 spot of the lineup. He’s taken on the role of good teammate, too, with a rather amusing quote about his role.

“I’ll bat wherever,” Baez said, via Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. “I’ll bat 12th in the lineup if I have to.”

Batting third has been good for Baez. Since Bryant went on the disabled list in late June, he hit .377, but he’s okay moving out of the spot to accommodate Bryant.

“Oh yeah,” Baez said. “But at the same time we miss KB and need him.”

Baez doesn’t really have to worry about losing his spot in the lineup, especially if he’s capable of doing things like this regularly.

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