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Byrd to hit fifth in Cubs lineup

Updated: January 16, 2010, 10:12 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Marlon Byrd has his work cut out for him in 2010.

The center fielder was the Chicago Cubs' biggest free agent signing in the offseason, and manager Lou Piniella expects to put him fifth in the batting order going into spring training.

"That, to me, is the most important thing to our team this year offensively -- who hits fifth," Piniella said at the annual Cubs Convention.

Piniella said he plans to take a look at both Kosuke Fukudome and Ryan Theriot ...

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