Josh Vitters: Sveum Shifts Gears Staff

Update: Manager Dale Sveum said Thursday that he is "shifting gears" and Luis Valbuena, not Vitters, will get the majority of the starts at third base the rest of the say, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Recommendation: Vitters is just 5-for-54 (.093) with a woeful 1:19 BB:K ratio in 16 games with the Cubs this month, so apparently Sveum has seen enough. The Cubs wanted to give Vitters a chance to make his mark at the top level, but with him being replaced by a journeyman utility infielder, Vitters appears to be a long shot to open 2013 with the Cubs.