Attempting to integrate left-handed slugger Adam Dunn into the Chicago White Sox lineup, manager Ozzie Guillen put him in right field, hitting third in the lineup (Ozzie’s been reading this blog) against Matt Garza and the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
The right field corner at Wrigley is one of the trickier corners in baseball, somewhere in between left field at Fenway Park and the left-center maze in Houston.
Phil Humber is on the mound, so there should be limited action for Dunn if Humber’s sinker does what it’s been doing, and the Cubbies only have a pair of lefties in the lineup (Kosuke Fukudome and Carlos Pena), so if Guillen was going to make the move, today is probably the best day to do it.
Guillen said he’ll consider Dunn in left field on Sunday, or perhaps at first base, depending on how Paul Konerko is feeling.
If the game gets tight in the late innings, we may see Brent Lillibridge come in as a defensive replacement, but with friendly wind at the Friendly Confines, it could be tough to take Dunn’s bat out of the lineup if he does the unthinkable and produce.