Bote went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Friday's win over the Pirates.
Bote scored the second of three Chicago runs in the one-run victory. The 28-year-old is still batting just .193 this season, but he should continue to see regular playing time at second base while Nico Hoerner (forearm) is on the injured list.
Bote went 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers.
Bote had seen a dip in playing time due to the emergence of Nico Hoerner (forearm), but with the latter heading to the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Bote should see the field more frequently in the short term. However, he's largely struggled offensively this season, so Hoerner should be able to reestablish himself at second base once he's healthy.
Bote is not in the lineup Sunday against the Reds.
The 28-year-old will head to the bench after starting the past two games and going 3-for-9 with a double and a run scored. Nico Hoerner will start for the third time in the past four games at second base and has a 1.018 OPS since making his season debut April 22, but Bote should continue to see regular time around the infield while Kris Bryant fills in for Joc Pederson (wrist) in left field.
Bote isn't starting Thursday's game against Atlanta.
Bote went 0-for-11 with a walk and six strikeouts in the first three games of the series against Atlanta, and he'll get a breather for the series finale. Nico Hoerner will start at second base and bat eighth.
Bote isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Brewers.
Bote had started each of the last three games and went 3-for-11 with five RBI and three runs during that time. Eric Sogard will start at second base Saturday, batting seventh.
Bote went 2-for-4 with a run scored and four RBI in Wednesday's 16-4 win over the Mets.
Bote had two of the Cubs' 13 hits and helped lead the offensive onslaught. The infielder has been struggling this season with a .205 batting average, but as long as he holds onto the starting job at second base, he should maintain some degree of fantasy value in a lineup that could start to click at any moment.
Bote (illness) is starting Wednesday's game against the Mets.
Bote sat out Tuesday's game as a COVID-19 precaution but has since tested negative and will play second base and bat seventh Wednesday. Bote has gone 4-for-12 with three extra-base hits, four RBI and a run in his last five games.
Bote was held out of Tuesday's game as a COVID-19 precaution, manager David Ross said, and the infielder has since tested negative, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Bote's absence was originally attributed to an upset stomach, so it's good to hear that it doesn't sound like anything more serious, though the Cubs were understandably cautious. Assuming Bote continues to test negative for COVID-19, he could be back in the lineup as soon as Wednesday, assuming he feels better.
Bote was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Mets with an upset stomach, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Eric Sogard slots into the lineup at second base. Bote should be considered day-to-day.
Bote went 2-for-4 with a double, a three-run home run and four RBI in Saturday's 13-4 win over Atlanta.
Bote launched one of the six Chicago home runs, and it was a welcome offensive outburst for the 28-year-old, who came into Saturday with just three hits in 28 at-bats. He'll need to stay locked in at the plate to fend off Eric Sogard for playing time. Nico Hoerner is also waiting in the wings at Triple-A if Bote struggles.
Bote is starting at second base and batting eighth in Saturday's game against Atlanta.
Bote got Friday's game off with Eric Sogard starting at the keystone, but the former will return to the field Saturday. Bote is just 3-for-28 through 12 games this season, so if he doesn't get going at the plate soon, the Cubs may turn to Sogard more frequently.
Bote is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Braves.
Bote is 3-for-28 through 12 games this season and will take a seat Friday. Eric Sogard will start at the keystone and bat eighth for Chicago in his place.
Bote is not starting Tuesday against the Brewers.
Bote has started against all three lefties the Cubs have faced this season, but he's been in the lineup against just four of eight righties. Eric Sogard gets the nod at second base Tuesday against right-hander Brandon Woodruff.
Bote is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh.
The 28-year-old has yet to start three consecutive games this season, and that trend will continue Sunday with Eric Sogard starting at the keystone. Bote is 2-for-18 with one home run, two RBI and two walks through eight games this season.
Bote is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.
Bote will sit for the second time in the Cubs' six games to date, allowing Eric Sogard to pick up a start at second base. Despite recording just one hit -- a solo home run -- across his first 13 plate appearances of the season, Bote still appears to be locked in as an everyday player for Chicago.
Bote went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Brewers.
Bote went back-to-back with Javier Baez and blasted the Cubs' third home run of the fourth inning against Milwaukee starter Brett Anderson. It was the first long ball of the season for Bote, who is looking at regular playing time at second base. As long as he holds onto the starting role, he could surpass his career-high marks of 11 home runs and 41 RBI, both of which he recorded in 2019 while playing in 127 games.
Bote is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.
When the Cubs demoted Nico Hoerner, manager David Ross suggested Bote would be the everyday second baseman. "This is less about Nico and more about David Bote," Ross told Jordan Bastian of MLB.com. However, Bote is now set to sit the third game of the season in favor of Eric Sogard, so it does not seem like it will be a true everyday role.
Bote will be the Cubs' regular second baseman following the demotion of Nico Hoerner on Saturday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Both players have posted an OPS north of 1.000 this spring, so manager David Ross had a tough decision at the keystone, but he opted for the more experienced Bote. The 23-year-old Hoerner should play every day at Triple-A Iowa and could certainly factor into the Cubs' plans at some point this season. However, Bote will at least start the year getting his first crack at a regular role in the majors. The 27-year-old served as a valuable utility player in Chicago the past few seasons, but with more playing time likely coming his way in 2021, his fantasy outlook has improved.
Bote went 2-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in Monday's Cactus League game against the White Sox.
Bote got off to a bit of a slow start this spring, so Monday's performance was a welcome sight. The infielder is now slashing .261/.346/.478 through 10 Cactus League games as he competes with Nico Hoerner for the starting job at second base.
Bote is slashing just .188/.316/.375 through seven Cactus League games.
Meanwhile, his primary competition for the job at second base, Nico Hoerner, is slashing a robust .563/.588/.938 through six games of his own. The Cubs haven't tipped their hand yet at the keystone, but even if Bote doesn't secure the role, he has the versatility to play across the infield and should still get fairly regular at-bats.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/12||@ CLE||L 1-2||2||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|05/11||@ CLE||L 2-3||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|05/09||vs PIT||L 5-6||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/08||vs PIT||W 3-2||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/07||vs PIT||W 3-2||3||1||2||0||0||0||0|
|05/05||vs LAD||W 6-5||5||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/04||vs LAD||W 4-3||5||0||1||0||1||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2013||AFX-Kane County Cougars||17||49||7||7||1||0||1||4||12||8||0||2||.143||.311||.225|
|2014||AFX-Kane County Cougars||58||186||19||39||12||0||1||21||21||49||3||4||.210||.323||.290|
|2015||AFX-South Bend Cubs||98||315||46||79||20||2||6||41||29||60||5||3||.251||.328||.384|