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Piniella making big mistake

Fox gets late reprieve, to start for Soriano

Updated: August 25, 2009, 7:54 PM ET
By Nick Friedell

Lou Piniella has tried all kinds of different things to jump-start his lineup, but his latest move is one of the most questionable of the season.

The Cubs manager was about to bench both Sam Fuld and Jake Fox tonight against Washington, in favor of underachieving veterans Milton Bradley and Alfonso Soriano.

Instead, Fox got a late reprieve thanks to the same sore knee that has kept Soriano out of action for the past three days.

Still, Piniella's decision to sit Fuld ...

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