McLeod: Not time to move Bryant to OF

July, 8, 2014
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Rogers By Jesse Rogers
ESPNChicago.com
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With the addition of another highly touted infield prospect in Addison Russell to the Chicago Cubs organization, vice president of player development and amateur scouting Jason McLeod says it's still not time to move Triple-A slugger Kris Bryant from third base to the outfield.

The Cubs are thin in major league-ready outfielders but have plenty of infielders. That's why regular second baseman Arismendy Alcantara is playing more in center field as he did on Monday night against the Omaha Storm Chasers. Alcantara is most likely to see Wrigley Field first among the position player prospects.

Meanwhile, Bryant made his third error at Iowa on Monday and 17th overall this season on an easy ground ball through his legs that would have ended the second inning. Instead, four unearned runs were scored.

McLeod also discusses the infield/outfield situation and the trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland A's last week.

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Chicago Cubs beat reporter
Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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