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|Spring Training Underway; Cubs Looking to Fill Holes
|MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- A year ago, there wasn't a lot of competition during spring training for the Chicago Cubs.
After failing to make the playoffs, nearly 25 percent of the Cubs' roster is up for grabs.
Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez will almost surely bat third and fourth for the Chicago Cubs on opening day.
For Mike Fontenot, the pressure is on. He slumped so badly last season that the Cubs brought in another second baseman, Jeff Baker. Fontenot gets the start in Thursday's spring opener, but the two will compete for the job all month.
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