Chicago Cubs: Who will handle second base this season?
With less than two months until Opening Day, second base is the one spot on the infield for the Chicago Cubs that will likely feature a position battle.
The Chicago Cubs 2020 infield is almost set.
When Opening Day rolls around in late March, Anthony Rizzo will man first base, Javier Baez will handle shortstop duties and barring a blockbuster trade Kris Bryant will hang out at the hot corner.
However, there’s one position that still sports a big question mark in regards to who plays there: second base.
In 2019, injuries and inconsistency, Ben Zobrist missing significant time due to personal matters and Addison Russell’s suspension opened up opportunities for eight players to spend at least one game playing second base. Russell ended up playing second a team-high 63 games followed by David Bote (50), Daniel Descalso (45), Ben Zobrist (32) and Robel Garcia (18) respectively.
Three of the eight players who played second base for the Cubs last season are no longer on the roster.
The position is wide open in 2020. Who takes it?