Hoerner will start at second base and bat eighth Thursday against Atlanta.

Though shortstop Javier Baez (hamstring) is back from a three-game absence, Hoerner will stick in the lineup by shifting over to the other middle-infield spot. Hoerner is now in the starting nine for the seventh game in a row after producing a 1.030 OPS over the first six contests. He could end up unseating the struggling David Bote as the Cubs' everyday second baseman.

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