Change at the top
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Interesting that Dusty Baker has flipped the 1 and 2 spots with Stubbs and Phillips. He did say at the beginning of camp that both could be his leadoff guy. Stubbs did it for a few games, including Thursday night vs. LA.
“We’re trying it. It’s Spring Training,” Baker said. “We’re probably going to try Jay Bruce and a couple of other guys. If I try guys, it might just to get a guy three at-bats with less innings in the field.
Asked about his place in the lineup for the season, Phillips did not share his preference.
“I will tell you this – wherever they put me, I will do my job,” Phillips said. “When I hit fourth, I drove in RBIs and showed I could hit fourth. When I hit second and third, I was 30-30. When I hit first, I got on base and made the All-Star team. Then I ended up getting hurt and my numbers went down. I feel like I can hit anywhere in the lineup.”
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