David Bote wins Cubs’ second-base job over Nico Hoerner, who is optioned to the minors

CHICAGO — David Bote’s chance to be an everyday player finally has arrived. His opportunity to be the Chicago Cubs’ starting second baseman came at the expense of Nico Hoerner, who was demoted to the minors Saturday. Manager David Ross explained the decision was less about Hoerner and more about Bote earning the job. Ross believes it would not have been fair to Hoerner to get sporadic at-bats off the bench. “As much as we love Nico and I think Nico is going to be a stud here for a long time — Gold Glove second baseman, future All-Star in my opinion, and what he’s done in the offseason, the wor…

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