These Cubs NRIs have the best chance to make the 2023 Opening Day roster
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These Cubs NRIs have the best chance to make the 2023 Opening Day roster: David Bote
The Chicago Cubs currently have an abundance of middle-infielders on their projected 26-man roster. Dansby Swanson is in place as the team's starting shortstop with Nico Hoerner shifting over to second base. Behind Swanson and Hoerner, the Cubs have Nick Madrigal, Miles Mastrobuoni, and Zach McKinstry. McKinstry has been garnering some trade interest this offseason and the role for Madrigal is still not clear.
If Madrigal is involved in a Spring Training trade, the Cubs may look toward David Bote as an option for the Major League roster. Bote was outrighted from the Cubs' 40-man roster earlier this offseason but he did show some offensive resurgence in 2022. Botes slashed .259/.315/.431/.325 wOBA/110 wRC+ in 127 plate appearances.