News: 6 days agoChicago manager David Ross said he intends on sticking with Bryant as his leadoff hitter during the abbreviated 2020 season, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Spin: Ross tabbed Bryant as his leadoff hitter back in February before play was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, teams are looking at a condensed 60-game schedule, and MLB is adopting a universal DH, giving National League managers like Ross more options in building their lineups. Despite the added flexibility, Ross said he plans on sticking with Bryant atop the order. The 28-year-old did not bat leadoff at all last season, though he did slash a robust .333/.448/.632 when leading off an inning.