Cubs going with a 3-man bench cuts down on Joe Maddon's late-inning options

Chicago Tribune
Cubs going with a 3-man bench cuts down on Joe Maddon's late-inning options
Cubs going with a 3-man bench cuts down on Joe Maddon's late-inning options

Cubs manager Joe Maddon likes to talk about making moves “game in progress” to maximize his 25-man roster and employ his best defense with a late lead. “There's lots to consider,” Maddon said. Against the Giants, for instance, Maddon preferred to keep switch hitter Ian Happ in the lineup in case of a late at-bat against left-handed relievers Will Smith and Tony Watson.

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