Lineup typo leaves Schierholtz wondering
February, 25, 2013
By Jesse Rogers
MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs outfielder Nate Schierholtz did a double take when he looked at the lineups for spring games on Monday and Tuesday.
Schierholtz was batting third each day, but on Tuesday he was scheduled to play first base against the Colorado Rockies, a position he's never played. He decided to ask manager Dale Sveum about it.
"I just asked, 'Was that a typo, out of curiosity?' Otherwise I would have had to take ground balls today," Schierholtz said Monday afternoon.
Turns out it was a typo.
"It was supposed to be Anthony Rizzo and somehow it was a typo," Sveum said.
Schierholtz said he wasn't going to "say no" if he was asked to play there. In fact he came prepared.
"I have one (first baseman's glove) in my closet in my condo here," he said. "You never know when it's going to come in use, but I've never really played first base. Ever."