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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo moved down, Nate Shierholtz up

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo, who has been slumping, was moved down to the No. 5 spot in the batting order on Friday, June 14. OF Nate Schierholtz moved into the three-hole on Friday. Schierholtz responded with a homer, his career-high ninth of the season, in the first inning against the New York Mets.

"Just kind of mixing it up," Sveum said. "Right now you could say (Schierholtz) is our best hitter. He's swinging the bat as good as anybody from the left side." Sveum added that he wanted to see if he could get Rizzo to relax by changing his place, but he's not worried about his first baseman.

Fantasy Tip: It's a small positive for the surprising Schierholtz, although it may not last for very long. Rizzo should be just fine in the long term, so this isn't a big deal.

2013-06-14 16:30:23 | Source: Chicago Tribune - Paul Sullivan

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