Here's who the Cubs should call up if David Bote goes to the paternity list

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Here's who the Cubs should call up if David Bote goes to the paternity list
Here's who the Cubs should call up if David Bote goes to the paternity list

David Bote's wife Rachel was due to have the couple's third child Sunday night, which is why Bote raced out of Wrigley Field after his walkoff hit. Bote could go on Paternity Leave. If he does, he can miss up to three days of action. Monday is an off day. The Cubs will likely call up a player to replace Bote for a day or two. The unimaginative response would be “call up a pitcher.” That might be the best idea. However, with a day off Monday and a fairly rested bullpen, a hitter makes more sense to me. I'd like to see Vimael Machin get called up. Machin (pronounced “machine”) is an “anywhere but short” sort of infielder, though he started a game at short for Iowa this season. A 2015 10th-round

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