Soriano Moving on Down?

Lou Piniella is “not going to rule out” putting Alfonso Soriano in the mix to hit in the middle of the Cubs lineup along with Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez and Milton Bradley. According to a report from the Sun-Times, Lou Piniella opened the door for a transition when he said today he’s going to try Soriano in some middle-order spots to see how he responds.

Alfonso Soriano will remain the Cubs primary lead-off hitter according to the Sun-Times but when Soriano “bats elsewhere, Piniella said he feels he can use Ryan Theriot, Aaron Miles and Mike Fontenot in the top spot of the order.” The report also mentioned Kosuke Fukudome could be used in the leadoff spot if he hits like he did at the beginning of last season.

Will update with more from Day Four from Camp Lou III as information becomes available….

Quote of the Day

"You can’t sit on a lead and kill the clock. You’ve got to give the other man his chance. That’s why baseball is the greatest game." - Earl Weaver