Cubs' Lee could bat cleanup as Pinella shuffles lineup

Updated: February 22, 2008, 6:09 PM ET
Associated Press

MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella plans to experiment with his batting order this spring to see where Kosuke Fukudome can best help the team. The Japanese star might hit third, a spot where he feels most comfortable.

That would mean a drop from third to fourth for former NL batting champion Derrek Lee and a switch from fourth to fifth for last year's team RBI leader, Aramis Ramirez.

"I think Lou probably has 100 lineups in his head like he did at this point last ...

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