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Top David Bote News

  • Cubs' David Bote: Reassigned to minors camp

    Bote was reassigned Thursday to the minor-league side of Cubs camp, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Bote is another casualty from the Cubs' offseason spending spree and will have to battle his way back into a role at the MLB level. It might take multiple injuries on the infield depth chart for him to reemerge with regular at-bats.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Goes deep Saturday

    Bote went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Giants.

    Bote got his spring training schedule off to a strong start with the long ball. The veteran utility player may not be in the Cubs' plans this year as he's no longer on the 40-man roster. The additions of Dansby Swanson, Cody Bellinger, Eric Hosmer and Trey Mancini in the offseason have crowded the picture. Bote would likely need injuries ahead of him to see any meaningful playing time this season.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Bote cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports.

    Bote saw limited action for Chicago in 2022 and won't remain on the 40-man roster through the offseason. He played in 41 games and had a .259/.315/.431 slash line with four home runs and 12 RBI in 127 plate appearances.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Tallies five RBI in finale

    Bote went 2-for-4 with a walk, a home run, two runs scored and five RBI in Wednesday's 15-2 win over the Reds.

    Bote hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning as part of a Chicago romp in the season finale. The veteran finished the year with four long balls and a .746 OPS across 41 games. Bote didn't debut until late June due to offseason shoulder surgery, then missed additional time with shoulder soreness and also spent about a month at Triple-A Iowa. He still has some real-life value due to his defensive versatility, though the 29-year-old isn't really on the fantasy map heading into 2023.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Moves into utility role

    Bote is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies.

    Bote is on the bench for the third game in a row and looks like he'll be on the outside looking in for a spot in the Cubs' regular lineup now that Willson Contreras and Seiya Suzuki have returned from the 10-day injured list and restricted list, respectively. The 29-year-old is slashing .245/.283/.408 over 16 games in September.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Doubles, scores in win

    Bote went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Pirates.

    Bote was making his fifth straight start, and he's batting .333 during this stretch with a home run, two runs scored and three RBI. With Nico Hoerner (triceps) and Nick Madrigal (groin) both sidelined, Bote could continue to see regular playing time down the stretch for Chicago.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Nabs another start

    Bote will start at third base and bat second in Wednesday's game against the Marlins.

    After going 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's 2-1 win, Bote will be rewarded Wednesday with his fourth start in a row. So long as Nico Hoerner (triceps) and Nick Madrigal (groin) are sidelined with injuries, Bote should have a fairly clear path to regular run in the Chicago infield.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Filling in for Hoerner

    Bote will start at third base and bat sixth in Monday's game against the Marlins.

    Bote has benefited of late from Nick Madrigal (groin) landing on the injured list and from Nico Hoerner having not played over the past week due to a triceps injury. With Christopher Morel filling in at shortstop for Hoerner, Bote will pick up his fifth start in six games after going 5-for-15 with a solo home run and a double across the prior four contests.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Launches second homer

    Bote went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Tuesday's victory over the Mets.

    The Cubs' utility infielder provided a big insurance run against the Mets with a solo home run to increase the lead to four and help secure the victory. The homer was Bote's second of the campaign and comes as his playing time is threatened with Patrick Wisdom healthy again. Bote has hits in each of his last three starts, and with the Cubs out of playoff contention, manager David Ross may ride the hot hand with Bote to close out the season.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Returns to bench role

    Bote is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mets.

    Bote started each of the past four games at third base, but after going 2-for-12 with seven strikeouts in those contests, he'll head to the bench Monday. With Patrick Wisdom back from the injured list and starting at third base in the series opener in New York, Bote may have to settle for a part-time role moving forward.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Back in big leagues

    The Cubs recalled Bote from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday.

    Bote will rejoin the Cubs as a September call-up after a month-long stint at Triple-A, where he slashed .224/.291/.368 across 20 games. Though Bote is still under contract through 2024, the Cubs seemingly don't view him as a key piece of their rebuilding effort and likely won't ask him to play on an everyday basis as he rejoins the big club. Instead, the 29-year-old is expected to serve as a utility infielder over the final five weeks of the season.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Sent to Triple-A

    Bote was optioned to Triple-A Iowa ahead of Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader in St. Louis. Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.

    Bote started at the keystone and went 1-for-4 in the matinee and will now make his way to the minors. The 29-year-old didn't make his season debut until late June while recovering from a shoulder injury, and he produced a .259/.322/.370 slash line in 59 plate appearances before being demoted.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Tallies two hits Saturday

    Bote went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Giants.

    This was Bote's first multi-hit effort since July 10 and just his second of the season. The utility man has played in only 19 games this year, as the start of his campaign was delayed due to shoulder surgery and a bout of dizziness. He also missed some time after injuring his shoulder in a collision with teammate Nico Hoerner. Bote is still batting a solid .271 through 48 at-bats, and he'll look to finish 2022 healthy and playing well.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Starting at second Sunday

    Bote is starting at second base and batting eighth in Sunday's game against the Mets.

    Bote will start at second for the second straight contest and he's been good at the plate lately, as he's riding a five-game hitting streak. During that time, the versatile 29-year-old has gone 6-for-12 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored. If Bote keeps seeing regular playing time, he could be in line for a solid second half of the season.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Fills stat sheet in loss

    Bote went 2-for-2 with a home run, a double, a stolen base, three RBI, a walk and a hit-by-pitch in Sunday's 11-9 loss to the Dodgers.

    Bote did seemingly a little bit of everything Sunday, which included a three-run homer in the third inning. He got on base in all four of his plate appearances, with this counting as his first multi-hit game of the year. The 29-year-old has hit .280 with a homer, three RBI, six runs scored, a steal and two doubles in 11 contests since making his season debut June 24. Bote should continue to contend for playing time at first base and second base.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Sitting Saturday

    Bote is not in Saturday's lineup against the Dodgers.

    Bote is forced to the bench with Willson Contreras (hamstring) returning to the lineup as the designated hitter while P.J. Higgins will start at first base. Bote will be out of the lineup for the third time in Chicago's last six games.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Heads to bench Wednesday

    Bote is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.

    Bote missed three straight games over the weekend while tending to a shoulder injury, but he was back in the starting nine for the first two contests of the series in Milwaukee, going 0-for-6 with four strikeouts. Until Nick Madrigal (groin) returns from the injured list, Bote could serve as the Cubs' primary second baseman, but he'll cede the starting gig to Andrelton Simmons for the day game after a night game.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Back in starting nine

    Bote (shoulder) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers.

    Bote sat for a couple days after injuring his shoulder last Thursday, but he pinch hit in Sunday's game and will occupy a starting spot one day later. Bote will man first base and hit ninth in Chicago's batting order.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Remains out Sunday

    Bote (shoulder) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox.

    He'll sit for the third straight game while he continues to tend to a left shoulder injury. Christopher Morel will once again fill in for Bote at second base.

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  • Cubs' David Bote: Remains out of lineup

    Bote (shoulder) isn't starting Saturday against Boston.

    Bote was removed from Thursday's game against Cincinnati due to left shoulder soreness and will be out of the lineup for a second consecutive matchup. Christopher Morel is shifting to the keystone while Narciso Crook draws the start in right field Saturday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Longmont, CO
Age: 30
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: R, R