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Wednesday lineup: Lefties on bench

4/3/2013

PITTSBURGH -- Facing the first left-hander of the season, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum has elected to sit three left-handed hitters who started Monday's season opening win against the Pirates.

This is how the lineup stacks up against Wandy Rodriguez:

1. Dave Sappelt, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Scott Hairston, RF

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Brent Lillibridge, 3B

8. Alberto Gonzalez, 2B

9. Edwin Jackson, P

Monday starter's David DeJesus, Nate Schierholtz and Luis Valbuena will begin the game on the bench with Sappelt, Hairston and Gonzalez getting their first starts.

• The Cleveland Indians claimed right handed pitcher Robert Whitenack from the Cubs. Whitenack had been designated for assignment after the Cubs had to drop him from the 40-man roster to make room for Gonzalez.