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Cubs’ Rookie Hoffpauir Pushing For Time

Published by on April 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Chicago Cubs have a strong starting line-up and few rookies are getting there chances to play, but 29-year-old rookie Micah Hoffpauir has big power and is beginning to give Lou Piniella something to think about.

Hoffpauir smashed his second home run of the season in the Cubs 10-3 win over the Cardinals when he started for the injured Derek Lee.

Derek Lee is suffering from neck spasms and could be out a few games, but the seriousness is unknown at this time.

Hoffpauir can also play outfield, but his defense is below average and Piniella doesn't really see him in that role. Unfortunately for Hoffpauir that means he is likely going to have to battle it out with Lee at first base and barring a serious Lee inj...

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