Kris Bryant isn’t starting. Jason Heyward isn’t starting. Victor Caratini and Willson Contreras are both in the lineup and David Bote is at third base.
Here it is, the weirdest Cubs lineup of 2019.
Willson Contreras is starting in right field, while Caratini is behind the plate. Addison Russell gets another start at second.
The Cubs are calling up Robel Garcia, but he won’t get to Pittsburgh until around game time.
This lineup can’t be any worse, right?
Contreras has played in the outfield before and hey that arm is still a weapon.
Tonight will be his first MLB start in right field. Contreras has made 13 starts in right field in the minors and has logged 7.2 innings there with the Cubs.